The reason why we celebrate Anzac day is because we remember the soldier’s that died in 1915 world war 1.
We celebrate to keep alive the memory of all those who have fought and for those who have died protecting their country and their people. We should never let our heroes be forgotten.Ever!!
Also the ladies use to cook really nice biscuits its called Anzac biscuits but they were also hard.
It’s such an important day it has been made a public holiday and all the shops are shut till 1.00pm as a sign of respect.
THIS A FAMOUS POEM OR ODE
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place, and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
How to make Anzac biskuits
- 3/4 cup plain flour
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
- 100g macamdamia nuts, chopped
- 125g butter
- 4 tbsp golden syrup
- 1 tsp baking soda (bicarbonate soda)
- 2 tbsp boiling water
Method:Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
In a bowl combine the oats, sugar, flour and coconut.
In a small saucepan heat the golden syrup and butter. Add the boiling water to the baking soda and dissolve.
Pour dissolved baking soda into the golden syrup and mix. It will foam up and as it does, pour into the oat mix. Stir to combine and mix in macadamias.
Roll into small balls and place 3 cm apart on the baking trays. Flatten slightly with the back of a spoon.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until slightly golden. Transfer to a rack and leave to cool.
In Europe they have a similar day called remembrance day in November.