Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day

Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day is a public holiday in Turkey, and it is observed on May 19 each year.

Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day commemorates Mustafa Kemal's landing at Samsun on May 19, 1919, which is regarded as the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence, a war of independence waged by the Turkish National Movement against the Allied powers from May 1919 to July 1923.

Mustafa Kemal is the founding father of the Republic of Turkey, and he served as the first president from 1923 to 1938. He was born in 1881 and died in 1938 at the age of 57.

The following is the list of Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day from 2022 to 2026.

HolidayDateWeekday
Commemoration of Atatürk,
Youth and Sports Day
May 19, 2022Thursday
Commemoration of Atatürk,
Youth and Sports Day
May 19, 2023Friday
Commemoration of Atatürk,
Youth and Sports Day
May 19, 2024Sunday
Commemoration of Atatürk,
Youth and Sports Day
May 19, 2025Monday
Commemoration of Atatürk,
Youth and Sports Day
May 19, 2026Tuesday

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