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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day 2020, 2021 and 2022

Remembrance Day is a solemn observance in the UK that remembers the sacrifice of those who fought and died in World War I and in other wars. It is observed on 11 November each year to commemorate the Armistice that ended the First World War.

YearDateDayHoliday
202011 NovWedRemembrance Day
202111 NovThuRemembrance Day
202211 NovFriRemembrance Day

The main thing people do is to observe two minutes of silence at 11am in honour of the sacrifice made by so many. There are also parades, memorial services and church services On a national level, Remembrance Day is observed through a ceremony on Whitehall Road in London.

It is traditional to wear poppies on Remembrance Day. Today, most wear plastic ones instead of real ones, and these can be purchased for a donation to the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal.

All British Commonwealth countries also observe Remembrance Day. The holiday is sometimes also called Armistice Day or Poppy Day.