ANZAC Day is a significant national day of commemoration for Australians and New Zealanders. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the First World War. On 25 April 1915, the ANZACs landed at Gallipoli and began seven months of intense combat that marked the arrival of two young nations on the world stage.
ANZAC DAY 2017
On behalf of the Embassies of New Zealand and Australia, the New Zealand Ambassador to Egypt, Barney Riley, invites citizens and their families and friends from New Zealand, Australia, Turkey and the Commonwealth to the official Anzac Day commemorative dawn service and wreath laying ceremony.
Date: Tuesday 25 April 2017
Time: Dawn, 5am for a 5.15am start
Place: Commonwealth War Graves Cemetary, Abu Sefain Street, Old Cairo
Following the service, guests are also invite to attend a breakfast. Details of the venue will be provided at the service and buses will be available. For catering purposes, please RSVP to the New Zealand Embassy on 02 2461 6000 or email email@example.com
Battle of El Alamein
Commemoration services for the Battle of El Alamein are arranged on the Saturday of the weekend closest to the dates of the battle (22 – 26 October). Members of the public are welcome and seating is available for elderly visitors.
On the years when the British Embassy is not hosting the International service, there is also a Commonwealth commemorative ceremony at 11.00am at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, El Alamein.
The British Embassy in Cairo organises a commemorative ceremony on the nearest Sunday to 11 November each year. The service is held at 11.00am at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery at 9 Nabil Wakkad Street, Heliopolis.