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    Default WWYD - Anzac day Birthday party

    My DS was born on Anzac day and next year it falls on a Saturday. Would you attend a party that was held on that day or find it disrespectful?

    The previous weekend falls during school holidays and the next one is a long weekend and we have another family obligation that weekend. Do we have the birthday party on the Saturday or move it to the Sunday but that is not that convenient for us.

    I just dont know what to do?

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    Default WWYD - Anzac day Birthday party

    Depends if the people attend marches. Maybe after 1pm people would go.

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    following because dd is born 26 april and i suspect it’ll be the same temptation, use the public holiday to do a party. surely an arvo thing would be ok? like get the dawn service stuff done and then by afternoon it should be ok? but then my family is of eastern euro descent and i have no direct links to the anzac legacy so maybe it is disrespectful. anyway keen to get the thoughts of others....

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    I don’t think it would be disrespectful (who doesn’t want a kid to celebrate their birthday?) but some people may have other plans that day and turn out might not be great.

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    A friend of mine had her baby on ANZAC Day. She has the party in the afternoon that day. She loves it, because most people will be off work and able to come, and it's not like the other public holidays which are attached to weekends and people go away. And she loves that her son will always have the day off school/work for his birthday.

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    I would attend a party held on that day, though I agree the afternoon would be better.

    As for being disrespectful, I don't see it that way. We are where we are today because brave people fought for our rights to live in our free country. They would want joyous occasions like children's birthdays to be celebrated regardless of the date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    I would attend a party held on that day, though I agree the afternoon would be better.

    As for being disrespectful, I don't see it that way. We are where we are today because brave people fought for our rights to live in our free country. They would want joyous occasions like children's birthdays to be celebrated regardless of the date.
    Yes, this.

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    I don’t think there would be an issue, but like others have said, I’d do it in the afternoon so the people who go to the marches/services/parades can still go.

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    I wouldn't find it disrespectful but we wouldn't go. Hubby is ex forces and that day is a family day for reflection and togetherness. Whether he's with his old mates or us.

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    As pp said , do it after lunch so those going to the March can come - my dad is a veteran and would absolutely have no problem , he gets cranky when people tell everyone what they should and shouldn’t do on any public holiday - as pp said that’s the reason they were sent to war, to fight for our freedom of choice, as long as everyone is respectful to those celebrating that particular holiday do as you please!


 

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