Happy Victory Day Turkey 30 August
Victory Day in Turkey celebrates the key Turkish victory against Greek forces in the Battle of Dumlupınar (August 26-30, 1922). The result of the battle, which took place in Kütahya province in western Turkey, decided the overall outcome of the Turkish War of Independence (1919-1923).
Albeit foreign forces left the nation for good in the fall of 1922, Turkish individuals acknowledge August 30 as the date of the Turkish troops’ overall victory. Victory Day was first celebrated in just a couple of urban areas in Turkey – such as Ankara, Izmir and Afyonkarahisar – on August 30, 1923. But It later became a national holiday in 1935.
Numerous individuals in Turkey observe Victory Day by going to military parades, which take place in many big cities throughout the nation. Air forces celebrate the day with demonstration flights. The jets involved in such flights usually leave a red-and-white trail, symbolizing the Turkish flag.
Residents and shop owners enhance their windows with Turkish flags and images of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. State officials attend a ceremony at Atatürk’s Mausoleum in Ankara. All promotions in the Turkish Armed Forces take place on this day, and military schools hold annual graduation functions on August 30.