Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day 2017

May 19, 2017 in Turkey

Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day is a Turkish national holiday observed on May 19, 2017. It is mostly celebrated by the youth with parades and sports events. They remember the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence on May, 19 in 1919. Boys and girls show folk dance and stage plays about Atatürk.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was the inspector of the Ninth Army Troops Inspectorate and when his staff landed in Samsun, a coastline city in Northern Turkey, he broke his orders and founded the National Movement in Turkey. Since 1923 Turkey is officially a republic due to Atatürk. Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day is also observed in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Where is the event?
Nationwide
Turkey

When is the event?
Friday, the 19th of May 2017
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