This year will be the eighth anniversary of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The Friends of Avonhead Cemetery, with the generous support of Andrea’s Florists, will will be organising a “Lay a Flower” ceremony at the Earthquake Memorial in the Avonhead Cemetery on 22 February 2018. The ceremony will start at 12:25 pm.
The Memorial marks the final resting place of the unidentified remains of the victims of the 2011 earthquake. We will mark the occasion by observing a minute’s silence at 12:51 am, followed by an invitation to the attendees to lay a flower at the Memorial. Local schoolchildren will be performing songs and prayers. There will also be local and international guest speakers. Last year’s ceremony’s video can be seen below.