Continuing Coverage: Children’s Day in Marmaris

Children’s Day in Marmaris

The 23rd of April is the National Sovereignty and Children’s Day in Turkey celebrated with a focus on future our children. This important date was established by our greatest leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and has been celebrated for the 99th year this year. Marmaris was especially festive since the 21st of April and today the 23rd of April was a culmination of all celebrations and action.

Children enjoyed the music, face painting, clowns and their favourite cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse and Mini Mouse at the marina, Masha and Transformers at the Macera (Adventure Park) and inflatable playgrounds by the central fountain on the 19th May Youth and Sports square. Needless to say, everywhere was busy and fun as all events were free. Children’s Day in Turkey brings families and children together for more fun outdoors, games and picnics.

The Children’s Day in Turkey is also unique in a way that the government officials leave their posts to kids for one day, and this includes our President, ministers and mayors! This is just another way to show that the future of our country is in the hands of today’s children.

This is a very emotional day in Turkey, as the activities center around the children and youth, making one feel a return to his/ her own childhood. Just before leaving the Macera (Adventure) Park we saw the new mayor of Marmaris Mehmet Oktay walking in and greeting the people of Marmaris. Many couldn’t help but notice that he was walking along without any security or bodyguards.

These photos were taken for you, friends of today to help you enjoy the day, even if you are still yet to come to Marmaris: