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Cumhuriyet Bayramı or Republic Day 2019

The community rejoices, celebrating the birthday of their country through parades and torchlight processions.

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The celebration of Republic Day features iconic parades, as well as torchlight processions, music, and other performances held all over the city. Named Turkish Cumhuriyet Bayramı, the holiday celebrates the modern Turkish state, as the townspeople and all of Turkey commemorate the proclamation of the Turkish Republic that took place on the 29th of October, 1923. Festivities begin as early as the 28th of October and last for 2 days.

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