Makbule Sarıkaya

Keywords: Children’s Week, April 23, Society of the Child Protection, Children’s day, Dr. Fuad (Umay)

Abstract

There are national days and national holiday to celebrate in the history of nation. 23 April 1920, which is an important place in the process of building Republic Turkey and sutruggling the independence of Turkish people, is one of them. His day, which is named 23 April National Sovereignty and Children's Day, was present to the Turkish Children by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. 23 April festival has celebrated since the establishment Republic of Turkey. This celebration has started to improve on more compressively and effectively from on the leadership of the Society of the Children Protection in 1927. 23 Apil day was converting Children's week in 1929, has provided that childen has lived the entertainment and enthuisiasm of festival anal it has moved to many points in related to children to agenda. During holidays and weekend, Society has organizated ceremonies, entertainment, compeditions, publication and meetingi in all branches to be central Ankara in Turkey. In this study has tired to determine the excitement of 23 April and Children's Week festival content and contribution of the Society of the Child Protection in the first years of Republic Turkey.