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APRIL the 25th Australia … tiny tribute


Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as Anzacs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day

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Australians recognise 25 April as a day of national remembrance, which takes two forms. Commemorative services are held across the nation at dawn – the time of the original landing, while later in the day, former servicemen and servicewomen meet to take part in marches through the country’s major cities and in many smaller centres. Commemorative ceremonies are more formal, and are held at war memorials around the country. In these ways, Anzac Day is a time at which Australians reflect on the many different meanings of war.

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It is great to see young kids marching on this very special parade to honour war heroes by wearing medals earned by their grandparents.Interestingly some of the medals were scaled down to look in proportion to the small people wearing them.Turn out at this very special occasion is always fantastic and parades are held from the tiniest communities to the large cities and is also a Public Holiday (Take note UK)  Below is a game that can be seen on this day at most RSL Clubs throughout Australia

“Two-up” is a traditional game which is true-blue Australian, invented in old Australia, and allowed to played LEGALLY in public only on special days, such as ANZACs day public holiday, since it’s actually gambling…Of, course you can gamble and play it any time in an Australian casino.A smooth area of 3 metres diameter is used with any number of players participating. Here’s a few terminology used in the game:

KIP : Piece of wood on which the pennies (coins) are placed for spinning RINGER : Person in charge of the game SPINNER : Player spinning the coins COCKATOO : Keeps a lookout for the “Law” aka Police !

The RINGER will call for the “SPINNER” who will place a bet with the “BOXER”. When this is set, side bets may be made, for either Heads or Tails. The “RINGER” will then call “Come in Spinner”, the “SPINNER” will then walk into the centre of the RING and tosses the coins upwards.If the coins land with 2 Heads facing UP, it is called “HEADS”. 2 Tails is called “TAILED THEM”, and when one of each is showing, then it is “ODDS”. The coins must be tossed until a result is obtained.The game is for the “SPINNER” to spin as many pairs of “HEADS” as possible. When 2 Tails are showing, the “SPINNER” passes the “KIP” to another person.The modern game is now played with three coins thus giving a quicker result i.e. 2 HEADS or 2 TAILS.

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