Anzac Day is a national holiday of New Zealand commemorating 3,000 New Zealand soldiers of the ANZAC Army Corps, who died during the World War I. Typically the celebration consists mainly of the ceremonial parades compounded of veterans, cadets, defence force organizations, youth organizations and other officials. Solemn processions are an inevitable part of the celebrations. A special feature of the festival is an Anzac biscuit. The cookies were once baked by soldiers' mothers and wives and sent overseas to treat them with something sweet and at the same time remind them that their dearest and nearest are waiting for them. Anzac Day has been annually celebrated on April 25 since 1921.