Anzac Day, which happens on April 25 every year, is one of Australia and New Zealand’s most important national events. This day marks the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps., or Anzac’s first big military action during World War I.
During Anzac Day, there is a National Ceremony in Australia at the Australian War Memorial. It is attended by the families of the Anzac as well as the governor-general and the prime minister. It starts at 10.15 a.m. and it includes a hymn, a prayer and a period of silence. After that, either the national anthem, the Reveille or the Rouse will be played. Wreaths are also laid at the Australian War Memorial to honour the Anzac.
After the Australian War Memorial ceremony, the families of the Anzac usually place red poppies beside their relatives’ names on the Memorial’s Roll of Honour or on the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier. Read more about Anzac Day here.
Aside from the Anzac Day National Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, there are also other festivities happening in various places in the Land Down Under. That’s why most places, including bars, malls and hotels are usually packed during this time. Listed below are the three of the best places to commemorate Anzac Day in Australia.
The Courthouse Hotel, or “The Courty” is located at 202 Australia Street, Newtown NSW 2042. It is a good place to celebrate Anzac Day because it is a country-style pub with a beer garden where various people gather to drink, hang out and tell stories.
2. Martin Place
Martin Place is a mall in Sydney’s central business district, or CBD. It has a 1927 World War I ANZAC Cenotaph. Every 25th of April, an Anzac Day dawn service is held there.
The King Street Wharf is located on the Darling Harbour’s eastern shore in Sydney. It used to be a maritime industrial area but has been redeveloped into a mixture of commercial, tourist, maritime development and residential area. On April 25, 2015, it will host a variety of commemorative activities for Anzac Day in some of its establishments including the Cargo Bar, Bungalow 8, Casa Italiano Ristorante and The Malaya.
a. Cargo Bar
There will be an all-day BBQ, an outdoor bar and the world’s biggest 2UP, or two-up arenas on Anzac Day. Plus, Channel Seven Daily Edition presenter Tom Williams will be there to kick of the activities through the first coin toss at 11 a.m. There is also a 25% discount on food and beverages before midday. Entrance is free up until 10 p.m.
b. Bungalow 8
Bungalow 8 will host Anzac Day from 12 p.m. onwards on April 25, 2015. Entrance is also free up to 10 p.m. Lamb and rosemary pies will be served all day here.
c. The Malaya
On Anzac Day, this place will be open from 6 p.m. This is only for dinner patrons. Customers can make a booking by calling 9279 1170 or clicking on this link.
This restaurant will be open during the Anzac weekend. It will start opening its doors at 11.30 a.m. until the late hours.
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