Public holidays in Turkey: do they affect your travels? Complete calendar included!

People who have traveled to Turkey before may be under the impression that nothing is ever closed, especially when visiting during summer. Still, there are religious holidays and public holidays in Turkey that may affect your travels in one way or another. Below you’ll find a current and permanently updated list of public holidays in Turkey. Some of these holidays are on a fixed date every year, others – such as Sugar Feast or Sacrifice Feast – are on a different time each year, following the Islamic Calendar.

How to use this calendar with public holidays in Turkey?

You can learn more about each of the public holidays in Turkey and the effect they may have on your travels by clicking on the name of the holiday. If you are using this calendar on a mobile phone, slide the text to the left to see the duration of each holiday. If you want to know more about traveling to Turkey in Ramadan, we have a dedicated post answering your questions about Ramadan in Turkey.

 

Calendar with public holidays in Turkey

DATEDAYRELIGIOUS OR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN TURKEYDURATION
1 Jan '21FriNew Year's Day1 day
23 Apr '21FriNational Sovereignty and Children's Day1 day
1 May '21SatLabor and Solidarity Day1 day
13 May '21ThuSugar Feast Eve1/2 Day
14 May '21FriSugar Feast1 day
15 May '21SatSugar Feast Day 21 day
16 May '21SunSugar Feast Day 31 day
19 May '21WedCommemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day1 day
15 Jul '21ThuDemocracy and National Unity Day1 day
19 Jul '21MonSacrifice Feast Eve1/2 Day
20 Jul '21TueSacrifice Feast1 day
21 Jul '21WedSacrifice Feast Day 21 day
22 Jul '21ThuSacrifice Feast Day 31 day
23 Jul '21FriSacrifice Feast Day 41 day
30 Aug '21MonVictory Day1 day
29 Oct '20ThuRepublic Day1 day
10 Nov '20TueAtatürk Memorial Day9:05 am

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Never wonder about the weather in Turkey again. The Turkish climate is as diverse as the country with significant differences between the regions.

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