Civic and Dawn Services

25 April 1915 marks the day when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed at Gallipoli in Turkey.

Since the first commemorative services in 1916, Anzac Day has evolved into the observance we know today, with Kiwis of all ages attending services and events across New Zealand and the world.

In Hamilton, you can attend both the dawn and civic services. These are held at Memorial Park and are also livestreamed so you can watch from home.

 

Photos from the 2021 Anzac Dawn and Civic Parades/Services can be viewed here.

Background

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance and is observed on 25 April each year. It commemorates those who died serving New Zealand during war and it honours returned servicemen and women, past and present.

On 25 April, we mark the day the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed at Gallipoli in Turkey. 

In the past 100 years, Anzac Day has evolved, with Kiwis of all ages attending services and events across New Zealand and the world. Each year, more and more New Zealanders gather to remember the fallen soldiers.

We honour the ANZAC values of courage, compassion, camaraderie and commitment.

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Last updated 23 January 2023