History - On This Day - 11 November 1918: Armistice Day

Every year on 11 November, Armistice Day is celebrated in Australia, Belgium,
New Zealand, Serbia, United Kingdom and many other countries around the world.

poppies at the Menin Gate in Ypres - own picture taken in 2017


This celebration is to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I
and Germany.

The document was signed at Compiègne in France. This ended the Western Front of
World War I.

The armistice took place at 11 o'clock in the morning of the 11th day of the
11th month of 1918.

The first Armistice Day was held in at Buckingham Palace. In the evening of
November 10th. 1919, a banquet took place in presence of King George V to
honor the president of the French Republic.


King George V - Source picture: Wikipedia



The first Armistice Day's events were held on November 11th. 1919. This was
the beginning of the Remembrance Days events.

Even today, the Festival of Remembrance takes place at the Royal Albert Hall in
London. This is to commemorate those who lost their lives during conflicts
around the world.

In Belgium, there are processions with music and war monuments. There also are
special Eucharistic celebrations in church.

In Brussels, Princess Astrid of Belgium (King Philippe was on a State Visit in India)
 has laid a wrath on the monument of the Unknown Soldier.
In Ypres there is a commemoration at the Menin Gate at  11 o'clock in the moring.

How is Armistice Day commemorated in your country?

Through Twitter I received an answer to my question from @empressofHab :
She mentioned that in Prague all the commemorations of the army ( inter alia 
8/5 and 11/11) take place at the National Monument on top of Vítkov Hill in
Prague (Czech Republic). 


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