BEST things to do this at home on the ANZAC Day long weekend 2020 in Auckland for Kids
Auckland Museum will be lighted in poppy red for Anzac Day
The Auckland Museum will mark Anzac Day by lighting up the building exterior in poppy red as a symbol of commemoration and remembrance from dusk Friday 24 April until dawn Sunday 26 April 2020.
Stand At Dawn apart, but together as one on Anzac Day
The Returned and Services Association (RSA) and the New Zealand Defence Force are responding to the call with New Zealand’s Stand At Dawn at 6am on Anzac Day the 25 April 2020.
Commemorate Anzac Day while staying safely in your bubbles by standing at your letter box, front door, driveway, porch, window or balconies. A virtual Anzac Day service will begin at 6am on Radio NZ National, bringing New Zealanders elements of a traditional Anzac Day service including the Last Post, Ode of Remembrance in Te Reo and English and National Anthems. Those who join Stand At Dawn are asked to listen live on their phones/devices.
Lay a Digital Poppy Online this Anzac Day
Auckland War Memorial Museum will continue to commemorate Anzac Day, albeit in a different way in 2020. In absence of a physical gathering, the Auckland Museum’s Online Cenotaph will be a place for people to come together. You can lay a virtual poppy, read stories about returned service people, and leave messages for loved ones who have served.
Outside the Museum the Last Post will play prior to 5pm, and the flags on the Northern façade will be raised at dawn and lowered at dusk each day. The museum will not be open to go inside.
The building exterior will be lighted in poppy red as a symbol of commemoration and remembrance from dusk Friday 24 April until dawn Sunday 26 April 2020.
Make a poppy for the teddy bear in your window
The NZ Bear Hunt and More FM are inviting you to make a poppy for your teddy bear to wear proudly in your window.
Royal New Zealand Ballet Anzac Salute
Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to share a piece of New Zealand history on Anzac Day on Saturday 25 April.
Watch the special broadcast, featuring works drawn from the RNZB’s 2015 collaboration with the New Zealand Army Band (NZAB).
The work will be broadcast 3 times on Anzac Day through Facebook Premiere. You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch the broadcast and it will be available globally, to those outside Australasia as well.
Vector Lights will shine poppy-red on the Auckland Harbour Bridge
Vector Lights will shine poppy-red on the Auckland Habour Bridge from 7:30pm until midnight from Tuesday 21 April to Saturday 25 April to commemorate Anzac Day.
Anzac Day is an important time for commemoration and while the West side of the bridge is experiencing an outage which cannot be repaired under this alert level, Vector Lights will light up on the East side of the bridge along with other landmarks across the city as a symbol of remembrance.
Take a FREE virtual tour of the best art galleries and museums around the world
There are lots of FREE fantastic virtual tours and online collections of art galleries and museums to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. You won’t need to exit past the gift shop with the kids either!