Such a traditionally rich city is ought to have interesting festivals and events. Thus, ranging from food to dance, Samsun hosts some of the best festivals and events in Turkey.
The International Folk Dance Festival: Samsun in the month of July is a major draw! An event called Samsun Food, held in the month of November offers exclusive culinary insights.
On Independence Day, the city observes a public holiday with all citizens revelling out of their houses for various activities. Barbequing in the city parks is one of their favourites. Eid too is gorgeously celebrated throughout Samsun.
19th May, the day when the independence war took place is celebrated as the Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day to honour Mustafa Kemal's landing at Samsun.