This year will mark the first time in a century where there will be no dawn services to commemorate ANZAC day as the country remains in lockdown. ANZAC day is a significant day for us all as we commemorate those who fought for New Zealand and Australia from the First World War and onwards.
For many people, ANZAC day is time for family and friends to come together. More now than ever it is important to continue these connections virtually, therefore take this time to phone a loved one, organise a zoom party or email a friend. Let them know that you are thinking of them on this day.
Want to learn more about ANZAC day? Check out this link>
Here are some ideas of how you can celebrate ANZAC spirit while in lockdown:
- The RSA and New Zealand Defence Force are encouraging all New Zealanders to #StandAtDawn at 6am on Anzac Day (April 25). Find out more about their virtual Anzac service>
- Create a poppy and display this on your window. Check out this link for a pdf download of a poppy.
- Watch the Anzac Day programme at 11am on TVNZ 1 or TVNZ on demand.
- Watch the Royal New Zealand Ballet perform Anzac Salute: Live in your Living Room, via its Facebook page at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 7.30pm.
- Attend the Music from Home Front concert happening on Saturday. See more info on this event via this link>