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Victory Day in Turkey

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30 August Victory Day

30 August is known as Victory Day which is a national festival, celebrated in Turkey on August 30 each year. Turkish flags and images of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk often adorn shops, public offices and people's houses on this special day.

Turkish Victory Day

The 30th day of August is marked as the final step to Turkish War of Independence. This day is registered in history as the Victory Day of Turkey, a national festival and public holiday in Turkey.

This 30th day of August is annually celebrated with throughout the country. People hoist the national flag on this day. Military parades and ceremonies at monuments to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who founded the Turkish Republic, are some common ways to celebrate Turkish Victory Day.

Background of the Feast

30 August Victory Day gives Turkish people to breath and live in fresh air that smells of independence and victory.

The importance of this day can be well explained and understood by people who have fought for it or the ones who have seen it all.

The symbols of the 30 August Victory Day in Turkey;

  • Turkish flags
  • Pictures of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
  • Military parades and ceremonies
  • Air forces demonstration flights
  • Ceremony at Ataturk's Mausoleum in Ankara

30 August Victory Day in Turkey

Victory Day Commemoration, Izmir