Turkey has a total of 23 holidays in 2020. 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
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 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
Friday, March 20, 2020 March Equinox in Turkey (Istanbul)
National Sovereignty and Children's Day
Thursday, April 23, 2020 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
Friday, May 1, 2020 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
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 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
Saturday, May 23, 2020 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
Sunday, May 24, 2020 The Ramadan Feast is a three-day festival and one of the most important religious holidays in Turkey.
Ramadan Feast Day 2
Monday, May 25, 2020 Ramadan Feast Day 2 is a national holiday in Turkey
Ramadan Feast Day 3
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Ramadan Feast Day 3 is a national holiday in Turkey
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020 June Solstice in Turkey (Istanbul)
Democracy and National Unity Day
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Democracy and National Unity Day is a national holiday in Turkey
Sacrifice Feast Eve
Thursday, July 30, 2020 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
Friday, July 31, 2020 The Sacrifice Feast in Turkey is a time of thanksgiving and remembrance of the poor.
Sacrifice Feast Day 2
Saturday, August 1, 2020 Sacrifice Feast Day 2 is a national holiday in Turkey
Sacrifice Feast Day 3
Sunday, August 2, 2020 Sacrifice Feast Day 3 is a national holiday in Turkey
Sacrifice Feast Day 4
Monday, August 3, 2020 Sacrifice Feast Day 4 is a national holiday in Turkey
Victory Day
Sunday, August 30, 2020 Turkey annually celebrates Victory Day on August 30, commemorating the Turkish victory over Greek invaders in 1922.
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September Equinox in Turkey (Istanbul)
Republic Day Eve
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Republic Day Eve is a half day in Turkey
Republic Day
Thursday, October 29, 2020 Republic Day in Turkey, which is on October 29 each year, commemorates the creation of the Turkish Republic in 1923.
Ataturk Memorial Day
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Ataturk Memorial Day is a observance in Turkey
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020 December Solstice in Turkey (Istanbul)
New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2020 New Year’s Eve in Turkey, which is December 31 in the Gregorian calendar, marks the end of a calendar year.