Turkey – Republic Day. Cumhuriyet Bayrami.


Republic Day marks the creation of the Turkish Republic in 1923. After Turkey’s victory in the War of Independence (1919-1923), the Turkish parliament proclaimed the new Turkish state as a republic. A new constitution, which the parliament adopted on October 29, 1923,

Many people in Turkey celebrate Republic Day on October 29 by attending performances and participating in traditional processions with flags and musical bands. The Turkish Republic’s founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk proclaimed Republic Day as Turkey’s most important holiday.

The largest celebrations take place on this day, with Turkish flags and photos of Atatürk becoming a ubiquitous sight all over the country as well as the famous fireworks over Istanbul reflecting off the surface of the Bosphorus.

Istanbul is a place for lovers. It has even been called ‘The City of Desire‘due to its mystique, its temper and even its climate. Or take Turkish poetry, which (much like Persian poetry) often revolves around the theme of love – sometimes mutual, at other times hopeless, but always passionate.

The Bosphorus, as waterways usually are, is considered one of the most romantic places in Istanbul. Lovers like to take walks along certain parts of it and gaze together over the water. Many proposals were made right there, on the shore.

Many people choose to propose to their loved one at the time these famous fireworks are set off.

I am sure that you would agree that there would be a particular piece of quality handcrafted Ariki New Zealand Jewellery which would be perfect to gift to someone in one of these countries to commemorate such a special occasion.

Each and every piece would be treasured forever. Iridescent abalone (or Paua as we call it in New Zealand) sea shell flatters warm and cool skin tones alike. They change colour every time they are viewed in a different light which is certainly part of their charm.

The rich cultural and spiritual significance of Paua Shell makes it a conversation starter all over the world.