Anzac Day is commemorated on April 25th and is arguably Australia’s most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first key military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
If Anzac Day falls on a weekend in Australia, some states will observe a public holiday on the following Monday. Please see the tables on this page for details.
Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The troops in those forces became known as Anzacs, and the pride in the name endures to this day.