Turkey has a total of 23 holidays in 2018. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.
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|New Year's Day
New Year’s Day in Turkey falls on January 1 in the Gregorian calendar and marks the beginning of a new calendar year.
|Monday||January 1||National holiday|
|National Sovereignty and Children's Day
National Sovereignty and Children’s Day in Turkey, observed every April 23, commemorates the Turkish Parliament’s creation and celebrates children’s role in the country’s development.
|Monday||April 23||National holiday|
|Labor and Solidarity Day
Labor and Solidarity Day, which falls on May 1 each year, is one of the most controversial holidays in Turkey.
|Tuesday||May 1||National holiday|
|Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day
Many people in Turkey annually observe the Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day on May 19 by attending sports events and remembering Turkey’s War of Independence, which started on this day in 1919.
|Saturday||May 19||National holiday|
|Ramadan Feast Eve
The Ramadan Feast Eve in Turkey is the last day of fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan. It is a time when people prepare for the Ramadan Feast.
The Ramadan Feast is a three-day festival and one of the most important religious holidays in Turkey.
|Friday||June 15||National holiday|
|Ramadan Feast Day 2
||Saturday||June 16||National holiday|
|Ramadan Feast Day 3
||Sunday||June 17||National holiday|
|Democracy and National Unity Day
||Sunday||July 15||National holiday|
|Sacrifice Feast Eve
The Sacrifice Feast Eve, in which the date changes every year in the Gregorian calendar, is a time to prepare for the four-day Sacrifice Feast in Turkey.
The Sacrifice Feast in Turkey is a time of thanksgiving and remembrance of the poor.
|Tuesday||August 21||National holiday|
|Sacrifice Feast Day 2
||Wednesday||August 22||National holiday|
|Sacrifice Feast Day 3
||Thursday||August 23||National holiday|
|Sacrifice Feast Day 4
||Friday||August 24||National holiday|
Turkey annually celebrates Victory Day on August 30, commemorating the Turkish victory over Greek invaders in 1922.
|Thursday||August 30||National holiday|
|Republic Day Eve
Republic Day in Turkey, which is on October 29 each year, commemorates the creation of the Turkish Republic in 1923.
|Monday||October 29||National holiday|
|Ataturk Memorial Day
|New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve in Turkey, which is December 31 in the Gregorian calendar, marks the end of a calendar year.