Ataturk Memorial Day in Turkey (10/11)

Every year on November 10, Turkey celebrates Ataturk Memorial Day.

On this day in 1938, Turkey lost its hero. In his residence, the first president and founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal, fell asleep forever.

Since then, every year on November 10, at 9:50 am (the exact time of his death), a minute of silence has been declared. Cars, buses, trains, motor ships freeze for a moment, and even planes postpone their departure.