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.
Commemoration of Atatürk,
Youth and Sports Day
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.
VictoryDay is a nationalholiday in Turkeytocommemoratethevictory in the Battle of Dumlupınar, theone of the final battlesandthemostdecisive(disisiv) one in theTurkishWar of Independence in 1922.
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.
In children fest, children takes plase of the President, Prime Minister,and other ministers for a short time and they make a symbolic speech
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
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 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.
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.