Sunday, April 26, 2009

The 23rd of April - National Sovereignty and Children's Day

Sellers of balloon and Simits (Turkish donut with sesame) because of the children's festival.

It was on April 23, 1920, during the War of Independence, that the Grand National Assembly was inaugurated in Ankara and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk laid down the foundations of a new, independent, secular, and modern Republic of Turkey. He also dedicated this day to the children of the country to emphasize that they are the future of the new nation and since then, 23 April National Sovereignty and Children's Day is celebrated in Turkey as a National Day. The importance of April 23 as a special day of children has also been recognized internationally and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) endorsed this important day as the International Children's Day.


  1. I guess kids really enjoy that day :).

    Greetings from Chile!

  2. What a great brightly coloured photo!

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