Republic Day in Turkey (29/10)

Republic Day in Turkey (tur. Cumhuriyet Bayramı), which is celebrated in the country annually on October 29, is established in memory of the proclamation of the Turkish Republic (Cumhuriyet Turkiye) in 1923. On this day, amendments were made to the Turkish Constitution, which resulted in the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, and Turkey became a republic.

Republic Day is celebrated annually throughout Turkey. Festivities usually begin on October 28 in the afternoon. On the day of the holiday, national banners are hung in the country, in government agencies, educational institutions and schools - a day off. In schools, solemn events are held without fail, and festive processions are held on the streets.

The traffic on the day of the holiday is quite busy due to the parade of schoolchildren and the army. In the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, on a special ceremonial site, army reviews are held. Various parties celebrate this day with debates about the country's past and future.

Once a day, the noisy festive life subsides, taking part in a moment of silence. Toward evening, fireworks and celebrity performances take place in the squares and boulevards.