Republic Day of Turkey
Republic Day of Turkey is anniversary of the declaration of the Turkish Republic, Turkey's public holiday marking the proclamation of the republic on October 29, 1923.
Many people in Turkey celebrate Republic Day on October 29 by attending performances and participating in traditional processions with flags and musical bands. The Turkish Republic's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk proclaimed Republic Day as Turkey's most important holiday.
Background of the Feast
After Turkey's victory in the War of Independence, the Turkish parliament proclaimed the new Turkish state as a republic. A new constitution, which the parliament adopted on October 29, 1923, replaced the constitution of the Ottoman Empire.
The leader in the Turkish War of Independence, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, became Turkey's first president on the same day.
The symbols of the 29 October Republic Day in Turkey;
Pictures of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Government ceremony in Ankara's Cankaya Palace
Art events and fireworks in Istanbul
Concerts and a torchlight procession in Izmir