October 28th-29th is the Republic Commemoration Celebration in Turkey; it is celebrated to remember when the country's beloved leader, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, declared Turkey ' A Republic'. This commemorates the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. It lasts 35 hours, starting each year at 1:00 pm on 28 October. Restaurants and homes are full of families and friends joining together for this celebration. (Make your reservations early for these days. )
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