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Public Holidays in Turkey in 2016

Turkey Upcoming Holidays in Turkey

New Years Day
New Years Day

1 January 2017 This National holiday is in 23 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

National Sovereignty and Children's Day
National Sovereignty and Children's Day

23 April 2017 This National holiday is in 135 days. The holiday commemorates the first opening of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey at ...

Labour Day
Labour Day

1 May 2017 This National holiday is in 143 days. This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the ...

Turkey List of national public holidays of Turkey in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday January 01 Jan 1 New Years Day
Saturday April 23 Apr 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day Celebrates the creation of the Turkish Parliament and highlights the importance of children in the country's development
Sunday May 01 May 1 Labour Day
Thursday May 19 May 19 Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day Marks the start of the war of independence in 1919
Monday July 04 Jul 4 Ramazan Feast Holiday Date varies on Lunar cycle
Tuesday July 05 Jul 5 Ramazan Feast Date varies on Lunar cycle
Wednesday July 06 Jul 6 Ramazan Feast Holiday Date varies on Lunar cycle
Thursday July 07 Jul 7 Ramazan Feast Holiday Date varies on Lunar cycle
Friday July 08 Jul 8 Ramazan Feast Holiday Date varies on Lunar cycle
Tuesday August 30 Aug 30 Victory Day Commemorates a key victory in the Turkish War of Independence in 1922
Monday September 12 Sep 12 Kurban Bayrami Sacrifice Feast
Tuesday September 13 Sep 13 Kurban Bayrami Holiday Sacrifice Feast
Wednesday September 14 Sep 14 Kurban Bayrami Holiday Sacrifice Feast
Thursday September 15 Sep 15 Kurban Bayrami Holiday Sacrifice Feast
Friday September 16 Sep 16 Kurban Bayrami Holiday Public employees
Saturday October 29 Oct 29 Republic Day 28 Oct is a Halfday holiday in the afternoon

Key

National Holiday Government/Public Sector

Notes

  • The official holidays in Turkey are established by the Act 2429 of 19 March 1981 that replaced the Act 2739 of 27 May 1935

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