Planning for ANZAC Day 2020

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Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux

18th March 2020 – update
The Australian Embassy in France has announced that this year’s ANZAC Day ceremony at Villers-Bretonneux will be cancelled.

Original Post
25th April 2020

The ANZAC Day Ceremony will be held again at 5:30am on the 25th April 2020 at the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. 3500 people are expected, the majority having traveled from Australia in order to take part in the commemoration. If you plan to attend you will need to register in advance which you can do here on the  Australian Government site .

On the 25th April there will also be a commemoration in the town of Villers-Bretonneux and a Remembrance Market. The Franco-Australian Museum over the school will also be open.

As usual a week of commemorative events will take place on the Somme including the well renowned walk around Pozières organised each year by Digger Cote 160 and a remembrance ceremony at Bullecourt where 10,000 Australian and 7,000 British soldiers lost their lives in the spring of 1917.

If you have questions about organising your trip just ask.