The majority of Australian workers will not have the luxury of enjoying the long weekend that usually accompanies Anzac Day celebrations

Due to this year’s event falling on a Sunday, only ACT, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland will have Monday April 26 as a public holiday

Angus Kidman, travel expert at Finder, told Comau News: “This is a plus for the workers in these places, but also a much needed time to remember these brave men and women and their sacrifice.” / p>

Last year’s Anzac Day also took place over a weekend, but due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the lack of a public holiday likely went largely unnoticed as major events were called off during the year

States that miss the day off will instead have to wait until the Queen’s birthday in June for their next long weekend

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk explained last month how her state plans to celebrate Anzac Day this year: “In times of conflict, the people of Queensland do whatever it takes to protect themselves. each other We did it in wartime, and we are doing it now through the global pandemic

“Because we have worked together to provide security, this year we can safely come together to mark the sacrifices of those who have served”

In Victoria, Veterans Affairs Minister Shaun Leane said Dawn services and memorial services will be held with smaller numbers and will be streamed live on Facebook

“We have worked closely with RSL Victoria to ensure that the dawn march and service takes place this year – but there are many ways to honor the hard work and sacrifice of our service members. back closer to home, “Leane said

“With hundreds of local services in Melbourne and the Victoria area, I encourage people to stay local on Anzac Day”

And although New South Wales does not enjoy a day off the following Monday, it has been announced that the government has authorized an exemption for 10,000 veterans who will march through the central business district of Sydney

According to SMH: “The changes will allow 10,000 attendees to parade through Sydney’s central business district in front of spectators and up to 5,000 people to attend dawn marches and services in New Wales from the South These events were previously limited to 3,000 people “

The walk along Elizabeth Street begins at Martin Place and ends at the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park

The PMO and Cabinet is also reportedly giving free tickets to those wishing to attend the dawn service at Martin Place in Sydney’s central business district, with tickets available to the public on the website of RSL NSW starting April 12

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said of the decision to grant a waiver for the occasion: “I ultimately respect these are calls that must be made by state governments, but I want to that Anzac Day on “

RSL NSW President Ray James said event attendees – many of whom will likely be seniors – will be required to adhere to social distancing rules, the organization’s website saying: ” As the COVID-19 landscape evolves in NSW, updates and changes can be made to ANZAC Day commemorations at any time “

He added that those who wish to honor our veterans should do so from their balcony or aisle

“There is more than one way to commemorate, including attending a local service, rallying neighbors to ‘light the dawn’ at 6 a.m., or watch the ABC broadcast of major services across the Australia, “he said

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