Quotes on Patriotism: Republic Day in Istanbul
While I was in Istanbul, it was a national holiday known as Republic Day, and the flags of Turkey were out in full force. It was the best display of patriotism I have ever encountered.
There was a religious holiday going on as well, so festivities were in full force.
I have to say that I have never seen anything like it.
You couldn’t go a few blocks without literally thousands and thousands of flags all across the streets, hanging in every spot there was to hang a flag. What great shows of patriotic examples they displayed to the world! Just the sheer number of flags forms a patriotic essay.
It was truly amazing the city of Istanbul showing such a patriotism to their country.
Quotes on Patriotism
Every ride in the taxi or walk down the street seemed like a festive or patriotic event going on.
I do have to admit that I loved it.
But one of the most amazing things was when we had been out all day, heading back to our apartment on the Bosporus River.
Quotes on Patriotism: Fireworks filled the Sky
We were in our bathrobes, winding down for the night when suddenly I heard a few firecrackers. Then some more, then some more. So we decided to get dressed real quick and go down to the hotel bar on the river to see what was going on. It was absolutely, bar none, the best and longest fireworks show I have ever seen. And I am from Texas and we love July 4th in my state, so I’ve seen some good ones. I have also been to numerous fireworks shows, from Hong Kong to New York to Mexico, but I have never seen something like this before. It was spectacular and was a great ending to a wonderful trip to Istanbul.
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