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 to 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 '20WedNew Year's Day1 day
23 Apr '20ThuNational Sovereignty and Children's Day1 day
1 May '20FriLabor and Solidarity Day1 day
19 May '20TueCommemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day1 day
23 May '20SatSugar Feast Eve1/2 Day
24 May '20SunSugar Feast1 day
25 May '20MonSugar Feast Day 21 day
26 May '20TueSugar Feast Day 31 day
15 Jul '20WedDemocracy and National Unity Day1 day
30 Jul '20ThuSacrifice Feast Eve1/2 Day
31 Jul '20FriSacrifice Feast1 day
1 Aug '20SatSacrifice Feast Day 21 day
2 Aug '20SunSacrifice Feast Day 31 day
3 Aug '20MonSacrifice Feast Day 41 day
30 Aug '20SunVictory Day1 day
29 Oct '20ThuRepublic Day1 day
10 Nov '20TueAtatürk Memorial Day9:05 am

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