Turkey has a total of 22 holidays in 2021. 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
Friday, January 1, 2021 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
Saturday, March 20, 2021 March Equinox in Turkey (Istanbul)
National Sovereignty and Children's Day
Friday, April 23, 2021 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
Saturday, May 1, 2021 Labor and Solidarity Day, which falls on May 1 each year, is one of the most controversial holidays in Turkey.
Ramadan Feast Eve
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 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
Thursday, May 13, 2021 The Ramadan Feast is a three-day festival and one of the most important religious holidays in Turkey.
Ramadan Feast Holiday
Friday, May 14, 2021 Ramadan Feast Holiday is a national holiday in Turkey
Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 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.
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021 June Solstice in Turkey (Istanbul)
Democracy and National Unity Day
Thursday, July 15, 2021 Democracy and National Unity Day is a national holiday in Turkey
Sacrifice Feast Eve
Monday, July 19, 2021 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
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 The Sacrifice Feast in Turkey is a time of thanksgiving and remembrance of the poor.
Sacrifice Feast Day 2
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Sacrifice Feast Day 2 is a national holiday in Turkey
Sacrifice Feast Day 3
Thursday, July 22, 2021 Sacrifice Feast Day 3 is a national holiday in Turkey
Sacrifice Feast Day 4
Friday, July 23, 2021 Sacrifice Feast Day 4 is a national holiday in Turkey
Victory Day
Monday, August 30, 2021 Turkey annually celebrates Victory Day on August 30, commemorating the Turkish victory over Greek invaders in 1922.
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September Equinox in Turkey (Istanbul)
Republic Day Eve
Thursday, October 28, 2021 Republic Day Eve is a half day in Turkey
Republic Day
Friday, October 29, 2021 Republic Day in Turkey, which is on October 29 each year, commemorates the creation of the Turkish Republic in 1923.
Ataturk Memorial Day
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Ataturk Memorial Day is a observance in Turkey
December Solstice
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December Solstice in Turkey (Istanbul)
New Year's Eve
Friday, December 31, 2021 New Year’s Eve in Turkey, which is December 31 in the Gregorian calendar, marks the end of a calendar year.