11 November

Remembrance Day

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Origins of Remembrance Day

At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare.

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Ceremonial customs

Commemorative ceremonies, such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day share many customs and traditions. Explore the origins and significance of these.

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Red poppies

The Flanders poppy has long been a part of Remembrance Day, the ritual that marks the Armistice of 11 November 1918, and is also increasingly being used as part of Anzac Day observances.

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