On the 29th of ever year Turkey celebrates Cumhuriyet Bayramı or Republic Day. This day marks the anniversary of the declaration of the independence of Turkey.
On the 29th of October 1923 the Grand National Assembly proclaimed the Republic of Turkey and name Mustafa Kemal Atatürk as the first President of Turkey who had led the War of Independence which start on the 19th May 1999 and ended 3 years later driving out the occupying allied forces of World War 1.
Today Turkey celebrates Republic day every year on the 29th of October which is an official holiday in Turkey. Schools celebrate this day with presentations, sing songs, displays and readings. All official government offices and schools are closed and there are many celebrations throughout the country. There are also official celebrations in the capital city of Ankara including a ceremony at the Anıtkabir, Atatürks Mausoleum. You will also see the Turkish flag everywhere and flags and banners depicting Atatürk.
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