This national holiday celebrates the declaration of the Turkish Republic
in 1923. Parades, public speeches, and fireworks and laser shows
displays are just a few of the organized events. The firework and laser
show on the Bosphorus Bridge
is spectacular and it is definitely worth watching from Ortaköy,
Beylerbeyi or any spot close to the bridge.
Cumhuriyet Bayramı, i.e. Republic Day, celebrations on the Bosporus in Istanbul, with the highly-anticipated annual fireworks show in the national colors of red-and-white