Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

About Armed Forces Day

Several nations of the world hold an annual Armed Forces Day in honor of their military forces. Army Day is celebrated on 28 January to commemorate the formation of the armed forces of the newly independent Republic of Armenia in 1992. ANZAC Day is a public holiday celebrated on 25 April for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). The date commemorates the landings in 1915 at Anzac Cove by Australian and New Zealand forces, the beginning of the costly Gallipoli campaign. Day of the Armed Forces is celebrated on 26 June. Bangladesh observe Armed Forces Day on 21 November to mark the occasion of Tri- Services joint operation against occupation Pakistani forces in Liberation War 1971. The day starts with laying of floral wreath at 'Sikha Anirban' (Eternal Flame) at Dhaka Cantonment by President, Prime Minister and Service Chiefs. In the afternoon a reception at Senakunja, Dhaka Cantonment is held where Prime Minister, ministers, leader of opposition and other high civil and military officials attend. In other cantonments, naval and air bases similar receptions are held. A special TV programme Anirban is broadcast on different TV channels

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