Happy ANZAC Day!
April 25th is ANZAC Day. The Day that Australia and New Zealand celebrate, or rather use to commemorate, the the Service Men and Women who have fought in campaigns around the world. The day officially commemorates the battle of Gallipoli, the ill fated charge of a Turkish beach where thousands of young Anzacs fought and died gallantly. Marked with many parades, Rememberance Services, and the game of Two Up. RSLs, or Returned Service League’s Clubs become a hotbed of activity throughout this very special day.
A National Holiday, most businesses are closed.
Now on to the fun stuff, Two Up is a game that is only legal on April 25th. Played by the Anzacs in the trenches of WWI, it is a simple betting game played with two pennies and a flipping board. A spinner tosses the coins in the air and people in the crowd bet with each other on whether it will be both heads or both tails. Many pubs and clubs will have Two Up on today. Good luck and Happy ANZAC Day!
“They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the evening
we will remember them.”— From the Anzac Day Service