Top events in Turkey

October
29

This much-celebrated public holiday is observed nationwide, marking the end of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey. In Ankara, people flock to events in...

March
01

Turkey's cinematic highlight draws filmmakers and cinema-lovers from all over the world. 2010 marks the Film Festival's 21st birthday.

April
01

Held in honour of Turkey's founder, Kemal Ataturk, this vibrant 10-day event focuses on the promise of youth. Dozens of events include folkloric...

Turkey Public Holidays

Below are Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Ramazan Bayrami (End of Ramadan), Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Ramazan Bayrami itself. Ramazan Bayrami and Kurban Bayrami (Feast of Sacrifice) may last up to several days, depending on the region.

2014

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2014
April
23
National Sovereignty and Children's Day
Start date:
23 April 2014
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2014

Regional observation only (Istanbul).

May
19
Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day
Start date:
19 May 2014
July
28
Ramazan Bayrami (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
28 July 2014
End date:
30 July 2014
August
30
Victory Day
Start date:
30 August 2014
October
04
Kurban Bayrami (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
4 October 2014
October
28
Republic Day
Start date:
28 October 2014
End date:
29 October 2014

28th is a half-day.

2015

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2015
April
23
National Sovereignty and Children's Day
Start date:
23 April 2015
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2015

Regional observation only (Istanbul).

May
19
Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day
Start date:
19 May 2015
July
18
Ramazan Bayrami (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
August
30
Victory Day
Start date:
30 August 2015
September
23
Kurban Bayrami (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
October
28
Republic Day
Start date:
28 October 2015
End date:
29 October 2015

28th is a half-day.

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