Public Holidays in Turkey

Here are the official public holidays in Turkey.

January 1, New Year’s Day. The first day of the Gregorian new year

April 23, National Sovereignty and Children’s Day. Commemoration of the first opening of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey at Ankara in 1920.

1 May, Labour and Solidarity Day, May Day

19 May, Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day. Commemoration of the beginning of national liberation movement initiated in 1919 by Atatürk’s landing in Samsun. Dedicated to the youth.

July 15, Democracy and National Unity Day. Commemoration of the national unity against the coup d’état attempt for democracy in 2016.

August 30, Victory Day. Commemoration of the victory at the final battle in Dumlupınar ending the Turkish Independence War in 1922, dedicated to the armed forces.

October 29, Republic Day. Commemoration of the proclamation of the republic in 1923. Also the half-day in the afternoon of the previous day.

Ramadan Feast

After the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan. Religious holiday for 3 days. Also the half-day in the afternoon of the previous day.

Sacrifice Feast

Begins on the tenth day of the Islamic month Dhu’l-Hijjah. Religious holiday for 3 days in the Hajj period. Also the half-day in the afternoon of the previous day.