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Calendar of public holidays in Turkey 2022

  • Post last modified:January 4, 2023
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In this post, we will discuss public holidays in Turkey 2022, although the 2022 calendar seems like a dry year in terms of public holidays, you can create long vacation periods for yourself with the occasional leave. 

Take the wanderlust and planning skills a traveler needs and start planning the trip of the year. 

public holidays in Turkey 2022

Public holidays in Turkey 2022

  • Saturday, January 1, 2022: New Year’s Eve
  • Saturday, April 23, 2022: National Sovereignty and Children’s Day
  • Sunday, May 1, 2022: Labor and Solidarity Day and Eid-al-Fitr Eve 
  • Monday, May 2, 2022: Ramadan Feast Day 1
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022: Ramadan Feast 2nd day
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022: Ramadan Feast 3rd day
  • Thursday, May 19, 2022: Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day 
  • Friday, 8 July 2022: Eid-al-Adha Eve
  • Saturday, July 9, 2022: 1st day of Eid al-Adha 
  • Sunday, July 10, 2022: Eid al-Adha 2nd day
  • Monday, July 11, 2022: Eid al-Adha 3rd day
  • Tuesday, 12 July 2022: Eid al-Adha 4th day 
  • Friday, 15 July 2022: Democracy and National Unity Day 
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2022: Victory Day 
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022: Republic Day

Most of the holidays in 2022 fall on weekdays. However, you can prepare vacation plans that you can extend by using your annual leave and connect it to the weekend.

April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day is one of the holidays that coincides with Saturday. That’s why it only puts a smile on the face of the employees on Saturday.


May 1, Labor and Solidarity Day , falls on a Sunday. Unfortunately, we cannot write this day on our calendars as an extra holiday. However, we do not get discouraged because May 1 is also the eve of the feast and the next day is a feast.


In 2022, Ramadan Feast begins on Monday, May 2nd. The last day of the holiday is Wednesday, May 4th. If you plan this break well, you can have a great 9-day holiday by taking 2 days off for Thursday and Friday.


19 May Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day coincides with Thursday. If you take a day off on Friday, you can plan a 4-day mini vacation and prepare yourself a nice break.

Eid-al-Adha Eve in 2022 , Friday, July 8th. The eve days are half-day holidays, but the first two days of the Eid-al-Adha holiday fall on the weekend.

Tuesday, July 12 is the 4th and last day of the festival. You can take two days off for July 13 and July 14 and combine your holiday with July 15 Democracy and National Unity Day.

Thus, you have the chance to have a holiday for 9.5 days with the weekend. If you plan ahead and organize this break well, you can have a wonderful holiday.

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If you couldn’t combine the official holiday of July 15, the Democracy and National Unity Day, which falls on Friday, with your holiday, no problem, your 3-day holiday combined with the weekend is in your pocket.

August 30 Victory Day , which will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the victory of the Great Offensive in 2022 , coincides with Tuesday. If you take a Monday off, you can combine it with the weekend and take a 4-day holiday.

In 2022, 29 October Republic Day is one of the holidays that coincides with Saturday. Since October 28 is a half-day holiday, if you can take another half-day off, you can take a 3-day October vacation.