|AKA Name||Armistice Day|
|2023 Date||11 November 2023|
|EU Country Common Holidays|
|EU Country National Holidays|
Remembrance Day History
Remembrance Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, marks the end of World War I and serves to commemorate all members of the Canadian Armed Forces, past and present. On November 11th, 1918, at 11am, the armies stopped fighting and World War I came to an end for the United Kingdom. As a British colony, Canadians volunteered to fight alongside the British Forces in Europe. Hundreds of thousands chose to serve. This day consists of ceremonies, symbols, and prayers all in remembrance of those who served.
Remembrance Day was established in 1921 with the passing of the Armistice Bill. In 1931, the Canadian government renamed November 11 as Remembrance Day to emphasize the memory of fallen soldiers. It is observed annually on November 11th.
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Remembrance Day Top Events and Things to Do
Remembrance Day References and Related SitesCanadian War Museum: Remembrance Day Pacific War Museum: Memorial Courtyard