Australia will be commemorating the soldiers who fought during the First and Second World Wars on Anzac Day.

The men and women who sought to protect their country during the First and Second World Wars will be remembered in Australia on Anzac Day.

Taking place every year on April 25th, the date is marked to commemorate the arrival of the Australian and New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli on April 25th 1915 to mark their entrance into the First World War.

Each year the date is remembered with a series of parades and wreath laying ceremonies, which begin at dawn on the day.

The date is held as a public holiday in Australia as people are encouraged to remember those who took part in the conflicts, with many people wearing a sprig of rosemary as a symbol of remembrance.

As well as being a solemn day, there is also the celebration of the popular Australian rules football, which sees Collingwood and Essendon play each other every year on the day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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