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How To Commemorate Anzac Day In Isolation

By Ben Tyers
23rd Apr 2020

Red poppies in a field

Anzac Day is going to look a lot different in 2020. With all of us in isolation and staying at home as much as we can, there will be no Anzac Day dawn service or march that we'll be able to attend.

To help commemorate our fallen diggers, there are many events still taking place around the country. From online dawn services to the last post being played from driveways in suburbs around the country, here's how you can get involved and commemorate Anzac Day this year.

Can You Attend A Dawn Service?

No. Dawn services and parades have been cancelled around the country due to the spread of COVID-19.

The Australian War Memorial will hold a commemorative dawn service at 5:30am which will be shown live on ABC.

RSL state and territory branches have suggested Australians stands at the end of their driveway, or on their balcony at 6am for a moment of reflection.

Is Monday A Public Holiday?

Only Western Australia and the ACT observe a public holiday with Anzac Day falling on a Saturday.

You can read the differences in each state here.

Feel like making some Anzac biscuits? Check out this recipe.

Image credit: Milos Tonchevski

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