October 29 is a very special day for Turks – it is the day on which Atatürk proclaimed the Republic 97 years ago. Usually the national holiday is celebrated with a number of events and street festivals.
In Turkey, people celebrate the 97th anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Republic under corona conditions.
October 29 is the day of the republic (Cumhuriyet Bayramı), a Turkish national holiday. Instead of the usual colorful celebrations with numerous events in the streets, this year the whole thing shifts to the virtual. The traditional visit to the mausoleum of the state founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk will be broadcast on television and the Internet. Since everyone in Turkey is eagerly awaiting the event, documentaries, concerts and laser shows will be broadcast on the Internet and television.
The Communications Director of the Turkish Presidency, Fahrettin Altun, announced on Twitter a live broadcast of musical performances by the presidential symphony orchestra on the occasion of the national holiday. At 7:23 p.m. the artists are to play the national anthem – alluding to the year 1923. 97 divers are also to perform an underwater show in the Mediterranean Sea.
Every year the Turks celebrate October 29th impressively with parades, colorful street festivals and cultural events. It is a very important holiday – the day on which the Turkish Republic was proclaimed in 1923. On this special day the founder of the state Mustafa Kemal Atatürk changed the constitution. Atatürk was unanimously elected the first President of the Republic of Turkey in the Grand National Assembly. Since the foundation of the state, the national holiday has been celebrated in all provinces of Turkey – as well as in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and in the foreign missions.