Remembrance Day 2023
When is Remembrance Day 2023?
Remembrance Day 2023 is on Saturday, November 11, 2023
(in 286 days). Calendar for 2023
What is Remembrance Day?
Poppy wreaths on Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of World War I to honor members of the armed forces who fell in the line of duty. It is held every year on November 11
The day is marked by holding a one- or two-minute silence at 11 am ("the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month"), the time and date in 1918 when the armistice (the formal agreement of the warring parties to stop fighting) became effective and World War I ended.
It should not to be confused with Remembrance Sunday
. In the UK the main observance ceremonies are held on Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday in November, the Sunday nearest to November 11), which occasionally falls on the same day as Remembrance Day.
The Red Poppy - the symbol of Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day
due to the tradition of wearing remembrance poppies (artificial corn poppies made of plastic and cardboard by disabled ex-servicemen and sold by charities in support of war veterans) from late October until Remembrance Sunday.
Originally called Armistice Day
immediately after the end of World War I, it is a public holiday in a number of countries, even though most have changed the name.
In the United States it is now known as Veterans Day
and is a federal holiday. Its character has also changed: instead of honoring only the dead, Veterans Day remembers all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. It was given its current name in 1954 at the urging of major U.S. veterans' organizations. The official national remembrance of those killed in action is Memorial Day
, held annually on the last Monday of May, which predates World War I.
In France and Belgium the name remains Armistice Day in its French equivalents ("Jour de l'Armistice", "Armistice de 1918" or simply "Armistice").
In Germany the day is not a public holiday as Germany's national day of mourning, called Volkstrauertag
(German for "people's day of mourning"), is celebrated two Sundays before the first day of Advent, on the Sunday closest to November 16 (it falls in the period between 13 November and 19 November).
Further reading: Remembrance Day
When is Remembrance Day 2024?
Remembrance Day 2024 is on Monday, November 11, 2024
(in 652 days). Calendar for 2024
Dates for Remembrance Day from 2018 to 2028
The next occurrence of Remembrance Day is marked in red
|When is ...?
||Day of the week
|Remembrance Day 2018
||November 11, 2018
||1540 days ago
|Remembrance Day 2019
||November 11, 2019
||1175 days ago
|Remembrance Day 2020
||November 11, 2020
||809 days ago
|Remembrance Day 2021
||November 11, 2021
||444 days ago
|Remembrance Day 2022
||November 11, 2022
||79 days ago
|Remembrance Day 2023
||November 11, 2023
||in 286 days
|Remembrance Day 2024
||November 11, 2024
||in 652 days
|Remembrance Day 2025
||November 11, 2025
||in 1017 days
|Remembrance Day 2026
||November 11, 2026
||in 1382 days
|Remembrance Day 2027
||November 11, 2027
||in 1747 days
|Remembrance Day 2028
||November 11, 2028
||in 2113 days
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Free printable 2023 calendar templates
A selection of downloadable, printable calendar templates for 2023 with US federal holidays, suitable for a variety of applications. Available for Word, Excel and PDF.
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