Mon June 26, 2017

Turkey Flag Victory Day - Turkey


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Victory Day

Victory Day in Turkey falls on August 30 each year and celebrates the Turkish victory over the Greeks in 1922.

Celebration\ Observance

Many will attend military parades and ceremonies for monuments to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The Turkish flag is put up on buildings, offices and people's homes celebrating this day. Many military schools will have graduation ceremonies on this day.

History

This day celebrates the Turkish victory in the Battle of Dumlupinar in August of 1922 over the Greek forces. This day became a national holiday in 1935.