May 19th Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day

May 19th is one of the national holidays in Turkey. It is called as Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day and celebrated annually. The importance of this date is to commemorate Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's landing in Samsun. After Atatürk's landing at Samsun, the Independence War has started  for Turkish people.

From 1938 till now, officially,  May 19 is celebrated as the Festival of Youth and Sports all around Turkey.