Public holidays in Turkey 2018-2022
Many holidays in Turkey are now based on the Gregorian calendar. The main holidays such as Ramadan or the Feast of Sacrifice are calculated according to the Islamic lunar calendar. The lunar year is a little shorter than the solar year and therefore there are always slightly different days according to the western calendar. This interval is 10-11 days per year, so that these festivals can take place in any season.
The sacrificial festival in Turkey generally lasts 4 days. The festival of breaking the fast, also called "Sugar Festival", lasts 3 days. We have only indicated the beginning of these holidays. Ramadan itself, as Lent, lasts one lunar cycle and lies directly before the Sugar Festival.
In most Islamic festivals it is common to include the evening before.Back to overview: Turkey
Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.
Movable Holidays in Turkey
|Night Journey of the Prophet||Apr 12||Apr 2||Mar 21||Mar 10||Feb 28|
|Night of forgiveness||Lailat al-Barā'a||Apr 29||Apr 19||Apr 7||Mar 27||Mar 17|
|Mother's Day||May 13||May 12||May 10||May 9||May 8|
|Beginning of Ramadan||Ramazan||May 16||May 6||Apr 24||Apr 13||Apr 3|
|Festival of breaking the fast||Ramazan Bayramı||Jun 14||Jun 4||May 23||May 12||May 2|
|Father's Day||Jun 17||Jun 16||Jun 21||Jun 20||Jun 19|
|Feast of sacrifice||Kurban Bayramı||Aug 21||Aug 11||Jul 30||Jul 19||Jul 9|
|Islamic New Year||Sep 11||Aug 31||Aug 19||Aug 9||Jul 29|
|Death of the 3rd Imam Husain||Ashura||Sep 20||Sep 9||Aug 28||Aug 18||Aug 7|
|Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad||Mawlid an-Nabi||Nov 20||Nov 9||Oct 28||Oct 18||Oct 7|
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