Why is Anıtkabir visited on November 10?

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is commemorated all over Turkey on November 10, the anniversary of his death, every year. In particular, commemoration ceremonies are held in Dolmabahçe Palace, where Atatürk passed away, and in Anıtkabir, where his grave is located. On November 10, sirens will sound for Mustafa Kemal Atatürk all over the country and a two-minute silence will begin. We have prepared this article for those who want to visit the great leader Atatürk, who died 84 years ago due to cirrhosis, in his grave.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey, passed away on November 10, 1938 in Dolmabahçe Palace. Since then, commemoration ceremonies of Atatürk have been held across the country on November 10 every year, especially in Anıtkabir, where the Great Leader’s mausoleum is located, and in Dolmabahçe Palace, where he passed away. On this sad day, citizens want to visit Atatürk’s grave and attend commemoration ceremonies. Well, what are the visiting hours of Anıtkabir on November 10, 2022? Here are all the curious details…



Every year, citizens from all over Turkey flock to Anıtkabir on November 10 to commemorate the Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. In 2021, the visiting hours of Anıtkabir on November 10 were determined as 10:30-21:00. Anıtkabir, which normally accepts visitors between 09:00 and 17:00 on weekdays, is expected to be open to visitors on Thursday, November 10, 2022, between 10:30 and 21:00, as it was last year.


According to the information shared on the official site of Anıtkabir, the visiting hours are as follows:

  • Between 01 February – 14 May. Opening: 09:00 – Closing: 16:30
  • Between 15 May – 31 October. Opening: 09:00 – Closing: 17:00
  • Between 01 November – 31 January. Opening: 09:00 – Closing: 16:00


10 November Atatürk Commemoration Ceremonies in Anıtkabir in Ankara, the capital of Turkey; It is held with the participation of the President, the Vice-President, the Speaker of the Assembly, the leaders of the political parties that have groups in the Assembly, the Chief of the General Staff, the Force Commanders and other state officials. Anıtkabir 10 November Atatürk Commemoration Day ceremony begins with a march on Aslanlı Yolu. After the march, the President lays a wreath on Atatürk’s mausoleum. At 09:05, state officials hold a two-minute silence and the National Anthem is sung. After the ceremony, the Anıtkabir Special Book is signed.

Mehmet Sarıusta

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