At Holiday Mate we specialise in providing unforgettable holidays in Turkey and Northern Cyprus and our passion for delivering the best holiday possible is matched only by our passion for the holiday destinations themselves. We love Turkey; and that’s why we’ll be celebrating Turkish Republic Day on 29 October.
On that day in 1923, Turkey became a republic following the climax of the Turkish War of Independence and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. Every year, Turkey commemorates this momentous occasion and also celebrates the life Mustafa Kemal Ataturk; the first president of the republic of Turkey.
There is more to Turkey than its impeccable beaches, incredible weather and impressive night life. Turkey boasts a rich, diverse and sometimes violent, which contributes to making it the cultural and colourful republic that it is to this day. On Turkish Republic Day, October 29, Turkey and Northern Cyprus pay tribute to that history with ceremonies, activities, events and much celebration.
If you love holidays in Turkey as much as we do, why not join the residents of all of your favourite Turkish holiday destinations in celebrating this occasion.
Republic Day commemorative acts usually begin during the afternoon of the previous day, 28 October and continue throughout Turkish Republic Day. As a day of observance both government offices and schools close for the day. There are spectacular firework shows in all of the cities in Turkey. Flags and pennants are flown and waved as far as the eye can see and the Turkish national anthem (Istikal Marsi or ‘Independence March’) booms across the nation.
Anybody who has enjoyed an unforgettable Turkey holiday will undoubtedly want to celebrate this most revered day within the Turkish calendar. If you’re yet to experience a holiday in Turkey, why not visit Holiday Mate and book your dream Turkish getaway, right now? Once you’ve sampled all that idyllic Turkey has to offer, we’re sure you’ll want to celebrate Turkish Republic Day with the rest of us.