City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Armistice Day


By edg - Posted on 30 September 2018

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Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 11:00am

Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day, or Poppy Day, commemorates the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

Across the country, two minutes of silence is marked on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, which is the anniversary of the ending of the First World War in 1918 between the Allies and Germany.

Remembrance Sunday, a national day of remembrance, falls on Armistice Day itself in 2018.