Armistice Day Celebrated on November 11th (Download PDF)

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Armistice Day was celebrated on November 11th to commemorate the World War I allied agreement with Germany to end the fighting. German, French and British representatives signed the agreement at 5:00am on the morning of November 11th, 1918.

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  • The bright red poppy regarded as a resilient flower on Armistice Day.

What is Armistice Day?

  • Held on November 11th every year
  • Commemorates signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany.
  • Hostilities however continued in some areas but the armistice ended four years of fighting in the First World War.
  • Britain pauses for a two-minute silence at 11 am on November 11th remembering the lives sacrificed in two world wars.
  • Also called Remembrance Day. This year Armistice Day falls on a Friday.
  • Not to be confused with Remembrance Sunday falling on the second Sunday in November.
  • After the Second World War, many countries changed the name of the day from Armistice Day to Remembrance Day
  • US calls it Veterans Day now a federal holiday.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 11, 2016

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