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...

November
01

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

November
04

Turkey's cinematic highlight draws filmmakers and cinema-lovers from all over the world.

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.

2021

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2021
April
23
National Sovereignty and Children's Day
Start date:
23 April 2021
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2021

Regional observation only (Istanbul).

May
01
Ramazan Bayrami (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
1 May 2021
End date:
15 May 2021
May
19
Commemoration of Atat
Start date:
19 May 2021
July
20
Kurban Bayrami (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
20 July 2021
End date:
23 July 2021
August
30
Victory Day
Start date:
30 August 2021
October
28
Republic Day
Start date:
28 October 2021
End date:
29 October 2021

28th is a half-day.

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