We’ve kept you updated with the culinary choices from around the world but this week it’s all about our own back yard, our beautiful Australia.
In 2020, Australia marks 75 years since Victory in the Pacific and the end of the Second World War, which each year we celebrate as Anzac Day on 25 April. This year, due to COVID_19, only a selection of dawn services will be held across the country, which the public have been asked not to attend.
However, you can join honouring those who have served our nation by watching the national Anzac Day service to be broadcast from the Australian War Memorial or light a candle at 6am and spend a moment at the end of your driveway to remember the service and sacrifice of all those who have served our nation in times of war, conflict and peacekeeping operations.
Many of our Broadbeach businesses will be paying their respects then opening their doors early so you can grab an Anzac Day breakfast with locations from Surf Parade, Victoria Avenue, Oasis Mall and Oracle Boulevard.
NO NAME LANE
No Name Lane is creating a special Anzac bacon and egg roll with coffee for just $10 on Anzac morning but, even more special, if you wear your service medals you will receive yours for free!!!
Metro Coffee Broadbeach will be trading from 6am through to 2pm on Anzac Day with $10 bacon & egg rolls and fantastic coffee. They also have ready hand made meals available for lunch time take away.
There is nothing more Australian than smashed avocado and toast with coffee and this Anzac Day, Sage will be making this available for $15 from 6am.
TOWER 28 CAFÉ – KURRAWA SURF CLUB
If a walk on our beautiful beaches is calling you after paying respects, pop up and get your takeaway coffee and breakfast from Tower 28 and Kurrawa Surf Club.
Elk café at the end of Broadbeach Mall will be open from 6am and is also doing special take Home Dinner Packages from $25pp so you can continue Anzac Day celebrations into the evening.
For more information, opening times and takeaway/delivery specials head to www.treat-yourself.broadbeachgc.com
Did you know?
Anzac Day Traditions and Symbols
Rosemary is worn as a symbol of remembrance on Anzac Day, It is a herb found growing wild on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The Flanders Poppy is also becoming increasingly associated with Anzac Day, although it was traditionally only worn on Remembrance Day, November 11.
The Last Post
The Last Post historically has been used to signify the end of the day. It is played during ceremonies to serve as a tribute to the dead.
The ode is the fourth stanza of Laurence Binyon’s (1869-1943) poem, ‘For the Fallen’, and has been recited in ceremonies since 1919.
A period of silence
One or two minutes silence is held as a time for reflection and a sign of respect.