19th May 1919 laid the actual foundation day of the new Turkish State in Anatolia and is the beginning of history of the Republic of Turkey. The Great Leader Atatürk started his Great Speech with this event, when asked for his birthday he pointed out to May 19th. Saying “Young people, you are the ones who strengthen and sustain our courage. You will be the most precious example of human virtues, love of homeland, freedom of thought with the education and knowledge you are taking” Ataturk expressed his belief that the Turkish Youth will always be successful.
As Papilon, we celebrate 19 May the Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day!