Republic Day (Turkey)
|Observed by|| Turkey
|Celebrations||Parades, events at schools and cultural programmes|
|Next time||29 October 2015|
The Republic Day of Turkey is one of the public holidays in Turkey and Northern Cyprus, commemorating the proclamation of the republic in 1923. It lasts 35 hours, starting at 1:00 pm on 28 October.
The holiday commemorates 29 October 1923, when Mustafa Kemal declared that Turkey would be a republic. Turkey had effectively been a republic since 23 April 1920 (the establishment of Grand National Assembly of Turkey), but official recognition of this came only three years later. On 29 October 1923, the name of the nation, Turkey, and its status as a republic was declared. After that, a vote occurred in the Grand National Assembly, and Atatürk was elected as the first President of the Republic of Turkey.
- Marat Terterov, Turkey: A Business And Investment Review, GMB Publishing Ltd, 2006, p. 94.
- Onuncu Yıl Nutuk (Onuncu Yıl Söylevi) in Google Videos. (Turkish)
- Thirty poems that highlight the beauty and virtues of Republic Day. in muallimce (Teaching Language). (Turkish)