Remembrance Sunday

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British the second Sunday in November, which is the Sunday closest to November 11, the anniversary of the armistice of 1918 that ended World War I, on which the dead of both World Wars are commemoratedAlso called: Remembrance Day
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What is Remembrance Sunday?

Remembrance Sunday is a U.K. holiday commemorating and honoring those who lost their lives in both World Wars and other conflicts.

Remembrance Sunday always occurs close to (and sometimes on) the day of the related observance known as Armistice Day, the anniversary of November 11, 1918, when an armistice agreement was signed halting the fighting in World War I.

Remembrance Sunday is often observed with memorial and religious services.

When is Remembrance Sunday?

Remembrance Sunday is observed each year on the second Sunday in November, chosen due to being the closest Sunday to the anniversary of the armistice on November 11.

In 2023, Remembrance Sunday will fall on November 12. In 2024, Remembrance Sunday will fall on November 10.

More information and context on Remembrance Sunday

Like Armistice Day, Remembrance Sunday is often a time of somber commemoration, observed with memorial services and wreath-laying ceremonies at gravesites and monuments.

A popular symbol to commemorate and honor veterans is the red poppy. Some wear white poppies to commemorate all victims of war and to symbolize peace.

In Canada, Australia, and other places, November 11 is observed as Remembrance Day, which also commemorates those who died in both World Wars. The name Remembrance Day is also sometimes used as another name for Remembrance Sunday.

In the U.S., the name of Armistice Day has been changed to Veterans Day, which now commemorates all veterans of the U.S. armed forces, especially those who died in combat.

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How is Remembrance Sunday discussed in real life?

Remembrance Sunday is often observed as a time of somber commemoration.


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Remembrance Sunday is always observed in the U.K. on the second Sunday in November.

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