ANZAC Day in Adelaide | Showing Respect from Home | 25 Apr 2020

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ANZAC Day Services in Adelaide – Saturday 25 April 2020

Showing your respect on ANZAC Day will be a little different in 2020, with a ‘Driveway Tribute’ idea gaining popularity around Australia.

Annually on April 25, Anzac Day usually includes public commemorations right across Australia.  The largest gathering in South Australia is always in the city of Adelaide where a number of activities are normally held throughout the day.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anzac Day services across South Australia will be closed to the public as the Federal Government enforces limits on mass gatherings.

The RSL state branch have cancelled Anzac Day marches and public attendance at the main North Terrace event.  There will be a Dawn Service at the State Memorial with official guests only and modified to COVID-19 risk.

The annual Youth Vigil on ANZAC Eve, the City ANZAC Day March, the Service at the Cross of Sacrifice and ANZAC on Torrens are all cancelled.

ANZAC Day 2020 Dawn Service

The Dawn Service is a valued tradition on ANZAC Day and is always a deeply moving experience for both young and old.  

An idea has been put forward on the Aussies & Kiwis for ANZACS Facebook page to the general public in light of the current COVID-19 situation:

At 5.55am it is suggested we all go to the end of our driveways and line the streets in our neighbourhoods. The ABC radio will broadcast the Dawn Service from Canberra and we can all respect a minutes silence together. #AnzacDay2020

The Australian War Memorial in Canberra said a private, nationally televised commemorative service would go ahead, despite the cancellation of the traditional Dawn Service, National Ceremony and veterans’ march.

“The event will not be open to the public but will be broadcast live across Australia by the ABC and streamed online,”

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Veterans SA website.

What:  ANZAC Day 2020

When:  Saturday 25 April 2020

Who: Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image source: Aussies & Kiwis for ANZACS Facebook page

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