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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Holiday Weekday Date Type
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
March Equinox
Tuesday March 20 Season
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.
Thursday June 14 Observance
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
June Solstice
Thursday June 21 Season
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.
Monday August 20 Observance
Sacrifice Feast
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
Victory Day
Turkey annually celebrates Victory Day on August 30, commemorating the Turkish victory over Greek invaders in 1922.
Thursday August 30 National holiday
September Equinox
Sunday September 23 Season
Republic Day Eve
Sunday October 28 Observance
Republic Day
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
Saturday November 10 Observance
December Solstice
Friday December 21 Season
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.
Monday December 31 Observance