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.
This year’s commemorations are being hosted by the Embassy of Australia in Cairo.
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.
In 2012 the British Embassy coordinated the international ceremony for the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein.
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.