National Holidays Calendar Turkey

National Holidays Turkey 2023

  • Post last modified:January 14, 2023
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It is necessary to know the national holidays Turkey in order to take a vacation or participate in various activities during the holiday seasons. The most striking important days in Turkey are the Ramadan Feast and the sovereignty and children’s holiday, which is given to all children in the world.

In this article, we will discuss national holidays, offer vacation planning advice, and recommend both domestic and international routes. If you brought your travel passion and interests with you, now is the time to act.

National Holidays Turkey

National Holidays Turkey 2023

Sunday, January 1, 2023New Year
Thursday, April 20, 2023Ramadan Feast Eve (Half day)
Friday, April 21, 20231st day of Ramadan Feast
Saturday, April 22, 20232nd day of Ramadan Feast
Sunday, April 23, 20233rd day of Ramadan Feast – National Sovereignty and Children’s Day
Monday, May 1, 2023Labor and Solidarity Day
Friday, May 19, 2023Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day
Tuesday, June 27, 2023Eid al-Adha Eve (Half a day)
Wednesday, June 28, 20231st day of Eid al-Adha
Thursday, June 29, 20232nd day of Eid al-Adha
Friday, June 30, 20233rd day of Eid al-Adha
Saturday, July 1, 20234th day of Eid al-Adha
Saturday, July 15, 2023Democracy and National Unity Day
Wednesday, August 30, 2023Victory Day
Sunday, October 29, 2023Republic Day

Also read: Ramadan in Turkey – Traditions, Preparations, Calendar and More

Number of Holidays In 2023

The majority of the holidays in 2023 will fall on the same week. You can, however, plan a holiday that you will extend and connect to the weekend using your annual leave.

  • The eve of Ramadan Feast in 2023 falls on Thursday, April 20. The holiday concludes on Sunday, April 23. You can have a great 9-day vacation if you plan ahead of time and take a full day off on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and half a day off on Thursday.
  • One of the holidays that coincide with Sunday is April 23rd, National Sovereignty and Children’s Day. Unfortunately, we are unable to declare this day a extra holiday.
  • Monday, May 1, is Labor and Solidarity Day. This day can be used as a syndrome-free Monday or combined with the weekend to create a three-day vacation.
  • May 19 On Friday, Atatürk, Youth, and Sports Day are observed. If you take Thursday off, you can plan a four-day mini-holiday and give yourself a well-deserved break.
  • In 2023, Eid al-Adha will fall on Tuesday, June 27. Arafah days are half-day vacations. The fourth and final day of the holiday is July 1st. You can extend your vacation to 9 days by taking full-time leave on June 26 and half-day leave on June 27. You can have a wonderful vacation if you plan ahead of time and organize your time well.
  • Saturday, July 15, is Democracy and National Unity Day. As a result, it only makes employees happy on Saturday.
  • Wednesday is Victory Day, where we will commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Great Offensive victory in 2023. If you take Monday and Tuesday off, you can combine it with the weekend for a 5-day vacation.
  • The 29th of October Republic Day is one of the holidays that will fall on Sunday in 2023. Unfortunately, we cannot mark this day on our calendars as an additional holiday.