The Republic Day of Turkey is one of the public days in Turkey, commemorating the proclamation of the republic in 1923. It lats 35 hours, starting at 1:00 pm on October 28. On 29 October 1923, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk declared that Turkey would be a republic and renamed it as the Republic of Turkey. After that, a vote occurred in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and M.K.Ataturk was selected as the first president of the Republic of Turkey by unanimous vote. Since then, every year on October 29th is celebrated as Republic Day in Turkey.