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THE NATIONAL HOLIDAYS IN TURKEY. May 19, 1919. Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day. Commemoration of the beginning of national liberation movement initiated in 1919 by Atatürk 's landing in Samsun. Dedicated to the youth. April 23, 1920.

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THE NATIONAL HOLIDAYS IN TURKEY


May 19, 1919

Commemoration of Atatürk,

Youth and Sports Day


Commemoration of the beginning of national liberation movement initiated in 1919 by Atatürk's landing in Samsun. Dedicated to the youth.


April 23, 1920

The Holiday of National Sovereignty and Children


The Grand National Assembly of Turkey was established this day, and to commemorate the event, April 23 was proclaimed a national holiday in 1921.


In addition to holding many domestic celebratory events such as stadium performances, Turkey also houses “International April 23 Children's Festival” , where groups of children from other countries are invited to participate in the festivities while staying at Turkish families' homes. In some countries, Festivals are celebrated with children of different nationalities.


August 30, 1922

Victory Day


VictoryDay is a nationalholiday in Turkeytocommemoratethevictory in the Battle of Dumlupınar, theone of the final battlesandthemostdecisive(disisiv) one in theTurkishWar of Independence in 1922.


October 29, 1923

The Republic Day


The Republic Day of Turkey is commemorating the proclamation of the republic in 1923.

Atatürk declared that Turkey would be a republic and renamed it as the Republic of Turkey

The new name of the nation and its status as a republic was declared.


How do we celebrate national holidays?


Speeches, poems, tribute, traditional dance


Stadium shows, parades..


In children fest, children takes plase of the President, Prime Minister,and other ministers for a short time and they make a symbolic speech


  • For example ; ‘’ If I were the Prime Minister, I would………


OurReligiousFestivals


This celebration is one of the two greatest festivals in the Muslim community around the world. The idea behind this celebration is to sacrifice( sheep, camel or cow), to have peace and to ask God forgiveness .

Festival of Sacrifices


The first thing to do in this day is to pray.

After the prayer every Muslim home is obliged to offer a sacrifice (sheep, goat, camel, cow or any other beast).

Share the meat and food with the poor people.

This is also a major holiday for Muslims to visit and give gifts to the children.

Wearing nice clothes(new clothes are preferable).

How we celebrate


WHAT TO EAT:

WHAT NOT TO EAT OR DRINK:

Meat is important to eat because this celebration is about to sacrifice.

Pork is strongly prohibited in the Muslim society in any time.

Alcohol is not allowed to drink too, but you can drink any other sort of drinks that can’t harm or stimulate your brain.


Whenwecelebrate?

  • Festival of Sacrifices is celebrated the 12th month of dhulhija, of the Muslim calendar.

  • The celebration starts in the morning and continues to four days.


Whywecelebrate?

Following the foot steps of prophet Mohamed Muslims sacrifice and go to Mecca(pilgrimage) where Ibrahim slaughtered his only son(Ishmael)!.

To worship Allah(God).

It shows unity to the Muslim society around the world.


RAMADAN


  • The ninth month of Muslim calendar is Ramadan.

  • During this month, Muslims fast from sunshine to sunset.


During this months, the people come together for dinner with their family and friends.


Some of therichpeopleorfoundationsorganizesdinnerforpoorpeople.


  • Ramadan feast (also known as the Festival of Sweets) is celebrated at the end of this month.


  • It’s a three-day festival.

  • On the first day everyone gets up early, wears their best clothes.

  • They visit their relatives and neighbours starting from elder ones.


  • They give and take gifts and offer sweets,chocolates and baklava to each other.


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