In case you have heard the term “Remembrance Day” somewhere and wondered what it was! Here’s the answer. Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
What date is Remembrance Day?
What year was the Armistice Day?
Which countries celebrate Remembrance Day?
- New Zealand.
- South Africa.
- In total, 120 countries outside the UK are sent 3m poppies by Royal British Legion, mostly expats.
- They include Spain, France, Germany, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Cyprus and Argentina.
How do people celebrate Remembrance Day?
Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11 am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. A two-minute silence is held at 11 am to remember the people who have died in wars.
Why do we have to wear poppies on Remembrance Day?
The remembrance poppy was inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields”. Its opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers’ graves in Flanders, a region of Europe that overlies a part of Belgium.
Do Germany celebrate Armistice Day?
Volkstrauertag (German for “people’s day of mourning”) is a public holiday in Germany two Sundays before the first day of Advent. It commemorates members of the German armed forces and civilians who died in armed conflicts, to include victims of violent oppression. It was first observed in its modern form in 1952.
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