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Public holidays in Turkey

The official holidays in Turkey are established by the Act 2429 of March 19,1981 that replaced the Act 2739 of May 27, 1935. These holidays can be grouped in national and Islamic religious holidays.

Public Holidays
Date English Name Local Name Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day Yılbaşı First day of the new year
April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı Commemoration of the first opening of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey at Ankara in 1920. Dedicated to the children.
May 19 Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day Atatürk'ü Anma, Gençlik ve Spor Bayramı Commemoration of the beginning of national liberation movement initiated in 1919 by Atatürk's landing in Samsun. Dedicated to the youth.
August 30 Victory Day Zafer Bayramı Commemoration of the victory at the final battle in Dumlupınar ending the Turkish Independence War in 1922. Dedicated to the armed forces.
October 29 Republic Day Cumhuriyet Bayramı Commemoration of the proclamation of the republic in 1923. Also the halfday in the afternoon of previous day.
moveable- After the end of Islamic month Ramadan Ramadan Feast Ramazan Bayramı or Şeker Bayramı Religious holiday for 3 days. Also the halfday in the afternoon of previous day.
moveable- 70 days after the end of Islamic month Ramadan Sacrifice Feast Kurban Bayramı Religious holiday for 4 days. Also the halfday in the afternoon of previous day.

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