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Lesson overview:How is Remembrance Day celebrated in the UK?

  • Remembrance day is sometimes referred to as Armistice day. In the UK, people celebrate remembrance day on the second Sunday in November, and this is called Remembrance Sunday. This is the Sunday closest to Armistice day, which is always on the 11th November.
  • There is a two minute silence at 11am on Remembrance Sunday.
  • There are ceremonies at memorials/cenotaphs/churches.
  • Why people wear poppies to commemorates those who died in both world wars.
  • Remembrance day is sometimes referred to as Armistice day. In the UK, people celebrate remembrance day on the second Sunday in November, and this is called Remembrance Sunday. This is the Sunday closest to Armistice day, which is always on the 11th November.
  • There is a two minute silence at 11am on Remembrance Sunday.
  • There are ceremonies at memorials/cenotaphs/churches.
  • Why people wear poppies to commemorates those who died in both world wars.