Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
ANZAC DAY SERVICES
The Corso Manly
The Dawn Service of Remembrance is held between 4.25am and 5am, followed by the ANZAC Day Commemoration and Wreath Laying Ceremony at 11am.
Dee Why Beach
The Commemoration Service commences at 5.30am.
Commencing at 5:30am, the service is followed by ANZAC biscuits, tea and coffee for a donation.
DELVE INTO THE GAME OF TWO-UP
Two-up is a traditional Australian gambling game, involving a designated ‘spinner’ throwing two coins or pennies into the air. Players bet on whether the coins will fall with both heads up or both tails up. Traditionally played on Anzac Day in pubs and clubs throughout Australia to mark a shared experience with Diggers through the ages.
WHERE TO EXPERIENCE TWO-UP
Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club from 1pm
Corner Stuart St & East Esplande Manly.
Diggers on the Park from 2pm
59 Raglan St, Manly.
Harbord Beach Hotel from 1pm
Moore Rd, Freshwater
Dee Why RSL Club from 12 noon
Pittwater Rd, Dee Why.