Definition of Remembrance Sunday noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Remembrance Sunday

BrE BrE//rɪˌmembrəns ˈsʌndeɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˌmembrəns ˈsʌndeɪ//
; BrE BrE//rɪˌmembrəns ˈsʌndi//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˌmembrəns ˈsʌndi//
(also Remembrance Day)
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the Sunday nearest to the 11 November on which those killed in war, especially the wars of 1914–18 and 1939–45, are remembered in ceremonies and church services in Britain and some other countries see also Memorial Day, Veterans Day Culture 11 November was Armistice Day. The largest ceremony is held in London, when politicians, Commonwealth figures and members of the royal family lay flowers at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. People traditionally wear a paper or plastic poppy (= a red flower) on Remembrance Sunday and the days leading up to it, and the day is also called Poppy Day.