Turkey has a total of 24 holidays in 2019. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Year’s Day in Turkey falls on January 1 in the Gregorian calendar and marks the beginning of a new calendar year.
March Equinox
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 March Equinox in Turkey (Istanbul)
National Sovereignty and Children's Day
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 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.
Labor and Solidarity Day
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Labor and Solidarity Day, which falls on May 1 each year, is one of the most controversial holidays in Turkey.
Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day
Sunday, May 19, 2019 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.
Ramadan Feast Eve
Monday, June 3, 2019 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.
Ramadan Feast
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 The Ramadan Feast is a three-day festival and one of the most important religious holidays in Turkey.
Ramadan Feast Day 2
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Ramadan Feast Day 2 is a national holiday in Turkey
Ramadan Feast Day 3
Thursday, June 6, 2019 Ramadan Feast Day 3 is a national holiday in Turkey
Ramadan Feast Day 4
Friday, June 7, 2019 Ramadan Feast Day 4 is a national holiday in Turkey
June Solstice
Friday, June 21, 2019 June Solstice in Turkey (Istanbul)
Democracy and National Unity Day
Monday, July 15, 2019 Democracy and National Unity Day is a national holiday in Turkey
Sacrifice Feast Eve
Saturday, August 10, 2019 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.
Sacrifice Feast
Sunday, August 11, 2019 The Sacrifice Feast in Turkey is a time of thanksgiving and remembrance of the poor.
Sacrifice Feast Day 2
Monday, August 12, 2019 Sacrifice Feast Day 2 is a national holiday in Turkey
Sacrifice Feast Day 3
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Sacrifice Feast Day 3 is a national holiday in Turkey
Sacrifice Feast Day 4
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Sacrifice Feast Day 4 is a national holiday in Turkey
Victory Day
Friday, August 30, 2019 Turkey annually celebrates Victory Day on August 30, commemorating the Turkish victory over Greek invaders in 1922.
September Equinox
Monday, September 23, 2019 September Equinox in Turkey (Istanbul)
Republic Day Eve
Monday, October 28, 2019 Republic Day Eve is a half day in Turkey
Republic Day
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Republic Day in Turkey, which is on October 29 each year, commemorates the creation of the Turkish Republic in 1923.
Ataturk Memorial Day
Sunday, November 10, 2019 Ataturk Memorial Day is a observance in Turkey
December Solstice
Sunday, December 22, 2019 December Solstice in Turkey (Istanbul)
New Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 New Year’s Eve in Turkey, which is December 31 in the Gregorian calendar, marks the end of a calendar year.