Remembrance Day is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces
and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War.
It is also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day or Veterans Day. It is observed on 11 November
to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918.
Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of
the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.
In Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, it is declared as an official holiday.
In Bermuda, which sent the first colonial volunteer unit to the Western Front in 1915,
and which had more people per capita in uniform during the Second World War than any
other part of the Empire.
In Canada, This Day is declared as an federal holiday.
Remembrance Day for Martyrs & Disabled is celebrated on 4th May by Afghan community.
Armenia celebrates Spitak Remembrance Day. It commemorates the Spitak Earthquake was a tremor
that took place on December 7, 1988 in the Spitak region of Armenia. The earthquake
killed at least 25,000 people.
Nuclear Victim Remembrance Day is celebrated in Marshall Islands on 1st March.
Remembrance of the Dead is held annually on May 4 in the Netherlands. It commemorates
all civilians and members of the armed forces of the Kingdom of the Netherlands who
have died in wars or peacekeeping missions since the outbreak of World War II.
Papua New Guinea:
23rd July is a public holiday in Papua New Guinea and first engagement by PNG and Australian
forces against the invading Japanese in WWII.
Turkmenistan, is celebrated on January 12th.