Sunday 11 November 2018
Spontaneous, joyous celebrations erupted across the world when word of the end of the First World War was officially received in November 1918. People ran in to the streets cheering, banging pots, rattling tins and blowing horns in joy—the war was finally over.
One hundred years on, communities across Queensland joined together once again to remember this moment in history at special community-minded Armistice commemorations held after official Remembrance Day services.
Communities commemorated in their own unique way. Queenslanders hosted Picnics for Peace, Victory Tea with cake and biscuits and more formal lunches in RSLs and community halls to reflect on this important First World War anniversary.
Hosts registered their events for free on the Queensland Anzac Centenary online calendar, and received access to an electronic toolkit, that included event planning materials and templates for decorating like bunting and poppies – all inspired by celebrations held 100 years ago.