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

DATE DAY RELIGIOUS OR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN TURKEY DURATION
1 Jan '22 Sat New Year's Day 1 day
23 Apr '21 Fri National Sovereignty and Children's Day 1 day
1 May '21 Sat Labor and Solidarity Day 1 day
13 May '21 Thu Sugar Feast Eve 1/2 Day
14 May '21 Fri Sugar Feast 1 day
15 May '21 Sat Sugar Feast Day 2 1 day
16 May '21 Sun Sugar Feast Day 3 1 day
19 May '21 Wed Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day 1 day
15 Jul '21 Thu Democracy and National Unity Day 1 day
19 Jul '21 Mon Sacrifice Feast Eve 1/2 Day
20 Jul '21 Tue Sacrifice Feast 1 day
21 Jul '21 Wed Sacrifice Feast Day 2 1 day
22 Jul '21 Thu Sacrifice Feast Day 3 1 day
23 Jul '21 Fri Sacrifice Feast Day 4 1 day
30 Aug '21 Mon Victory Day 1 day
29 Oct '21 Fri Republic Day 1 day
10 Nov '21 Wed Atatürk Memorial Day 9:05 am

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