Anzac Day became a public holiday in the early 1920s, marked by the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at Gallipoli in 1915. War veterans are remembered in Brisbane's inner city by a number of ceremonies, starting at around 4am with the dawn service at King George Square and peaking with the street procession. This parade of returned servicemen, their relatives and a number of marching bands takes place before a massive crowd. There is a 30-minute service held in Anzac Square, after which the pubs open their doors and everyone has a drink and a game of Two-Up. The ceremony is broadcast on television.
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The hilly city of Brisbane is kissed by the beautiful Brisbane river that once had been the home of the aboriginal tribe, Turrbal. It came to be a proper city during the early 19th Century and has since then grown to be one of the prominent cities in Australia. Today it provides for a great vacation spot with all the wonderful entertainment venues, shopping sites and the cultures it harbors. One of the most populous cities of Australia, it also enjoys the status of being one of the top international music hot-spot.