Top events in Turkey

September
01

This festival boasts a packed calendar of concerts and performances featuring famous artists and lesser-known acts.

October
29

This public holiday is marked by a series of patriotic events.

November
01

Performances of a wide variety of theatrical works from Turkey and Europe.

Turkey Public Holidays

Public holidays are listed here.

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.

2022

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2022
April
23
National Sovereignty and Children's Day
Start date:
23 April 2022
May
01
Ramazan Bayrami (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
1 May 2022
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2022

Regional observation only (Istanbul).

May
19
Commemoration of Atat
Start date:
19 May 2022
July
09
Kurban Bayrami (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
9 July 2022
August
30
Victory Day
Start date:
30 August 2022
October
28
Republic Day
Start date:
28 October 2022
End date:
29 October 2022

28th is a half-day.

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