I plan to be in Istanbul on Friday, 6 October. However, I just found out that it coincides with Liberation of Istanbul Day (İstanbul’un Kurtuluşu), which is apparently a regional holiday.
Is there anything interesting and different that I should do on this day, or are there any areas which I should avoid?
I planned to visit Panorama 1453, the Theodosian Walls, the Eyup Mosque and the Suleymaniye Mosque on that day, and to attend the Friday congregation prayer in one of those mosques. But I'm open to alternatives if there are any big events in the city on that day.