Tomorrow (Thursday, 23rd April) is a national Turkish holiday for

the celebration of the country’s children. Fethiye’s children will have

their own special events.

The Bayram, as it is called in Turkish, will include tributes to Atatürk,

as the Founder of the Turkish Republic, and celebrations by

schools and young people all over Turkey.

In Fethiye FETAV is organising a special event together with the town’s Department

of Education.

Fethiye’s children to celebrate their special day

Turkish National Sovereignty and Children's DayAccording to a FETAV spokesperson there will be thousands of children

celebrating  in the Beşkaza town square, as well as a fair, exhibitions and competitions.

The children will be dancing and singing from 14:30 until about 17:00.

This will be followed by stage events until (approximately) 20:00

Public holiday

As the public holiday is also a bank holiday, many banks and public

offices will be closed for the day.


    • There was no national event, bayram or official holiday on Sunday but that isn’t to say there wasn’t something going on in Fethiye.
      The next official Holiday will be Zafer Bayramı, Victory Day, on 30th August. This day generally celebrates Turkey’s armed forces and military prowess and specifically, the Battle of Dumlupınar, a decisive Turkish victory in 1922, during the War of Independence.

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