Anzac Day (April 25) is a national day of remembrance which commemorates the New Zealand (and Australian) military personnel who have served in conflicts overseas. The first Anzac day was observed in 1916. The day is marked by dawn services and commemorative marches. Poppies and wreaths are traditionally laid at memorials around Christchurch and Canterbury.
A group of school students walking with flags at the start of the Anzac Day Parade at 301 Halswell Road.