Famagusta Local Customs

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    Official Holidays

    by Pinat Updated Sep 3, 2011

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    Here are the official holidays for Famagusta (and all other Northern Cyprus cities):

    January 1
    April 23
    May 1
    May 19
    July 20
    August 1
    August 30
    October 29
    November 15

    Plus 2 religious holidays (their dates change every year as they are according to moon calendar)

    The majority of the official holidays are the same as the official holidays in Turkey. Famagusta tends to get more crowded especially during the last week of April and third week of May and the last week of October because of the holidays in Turkey and the weather conditions.

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    Kemal Ataturk

    by call_me_rhia Updated Nov 20, 2007

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    Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, is a well-known name and face in the Turkish Cypriot side, and you may see many monumensts dedicated to him. The largest of such is in Famagusta, in the new town, at the roundabout nearest to the Land Gate tleading to the old city.

    His head is the one that appearears on top of the monument, the largest head in a monument full of people and heads. While North Cyprus is not exactly Turkey, it is clear that most people would like it to be so.

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    Namik Kemal

    by call_me_rhia Written Nov 19, 2007
    Namik Kemal bust - and square

    Namik Kemal (1840-1888), was a Turkish nationalist poet and novelist, who had spent 38 month in Famagusta - not exactly as a resident but rather as an exiled person - which meant that he was imprisoned, starting from 9 April 1873.

    His horrifying crime? Apparently one of his plays, 'Vatan or Silistre', performed at Gedik Pasha Theatre in Istanbul on 1 April 1873. You can see his bust next to the mosque in the main square, which was named after him, Namik Kemal Meydani

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    Famagusta is now a ghoust...

    by marmite Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Famagusta is now a ghoust town.Please take the time to find out what happened to the families of Famagusta.Take the time to find out what actualy happened there & how many people are still missing since 1974.Men women & children.If you have a heart you will realise after visiting Famagusta just how lucky you really are.The only way you can actually get in to Famagusta is to go to Nicosia green line & get a pass.

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