Anzac Day

During the First World War, Australians and New Zealanders landed on the Gallipoli peninsula as Allied Powers soldiers to open the Dardanelles to their allied navies and finally capture the Ottoman Empire's capital, Constantinople (now Istanbul). However, they encountered fierce resistance from the Ottomans and the Gallipoli Campaign lasted for 8 months. Both the Anzacs and the Turks lost a lot. After the war, 25 April soon became Anzac Day to commemorate the lives of Australians at Gallipoli. Dozens of participants visit the Gallipoli peninsula, and cemeteries, hold the Rite of the Dawn, and serve Anzac biscuits annually.