PUBLIC (BANK) HOLIDAYS IN TURKEY 2017
|DATE||WEEKDAY||HOLIDAY NAME||HOLIDAY TYPE||SINCE|
|Jan 1||Sunday||New Year's Day||National Holiday||-|
|Mar 20||Monday||March Equinox||Season||-|
|Apr 23||Sunday||National Sovereignty and Children's Day||National Holiday||1920|
|May 1||Monday||Labor and Solidarity Day||National Holiday||2009|
|May 19||Friday||Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day||National Holiday||1919|
|Jun 21||Wednesday||June Solstice||Season||-|
|Jun 24||Saturday||Ramadan Feast Eve||Half Day||-|
|Jun 25||Sunday||Ramadan Feast||National Holiday||-|
|Jun 26||Monday||Ramadan Feast Day 2||Extra Public Holiday||-|
|Jun 27||Tuesday||Ramadan Feast Day 3||Common Local Holidays||-|
|Aug 30||Wednesday||Victory Day||National Holiday||1922|
|Aug 31||Thursday||Sacrifice Feast Eve||Half Day||-|
|Sept 1||Friday||Sacrifice Feast||National holiday||-|
|Sept 2||Saturday||Sacrifice Feast Day 2||National holiday||-|
|Sept 3||Sunday||Sacrifice Feast Day 3||National holiday||-|
|Sept 4||Monday||Sacrifice Feast Day 4||Extra Public Holiday||-|
|Sept 22||Friday||September Equinox||Season||-|
|Oct 28||Saturday||Republic Day Eve||Half Day||-|
|Oct 29||Sunday||Republic Day||National Holiday||1923|
|Nov 10||Friday||Ataturk Memorial Day||Observance||193∞|
|Dec 21||Thursday||December Solstice||Season||-|
|Dec 31||Sunday||New Year's Eve||Observance||-|
New Year's Day in Turkey
While all administrations, schools, post offices and most businesses will be closed, New Year's Day in Turkey will be celebrated till dawn and most of the time, 1st January will just be quiet and people will be resting and relaxing.
National Sovereignty and Children's Day
The day is dedicated to Turkish children by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - for the memory of the day the Turkish Grand National Assembly founded. Turkey celebrates both the independence and nation's youth day - who are the future of the Turkish Republic. It is celebrated in harmony along the day with shows, festivals, games and dances.
Labor and Solidarity Day
On the day known as also International Workers' Day, some group of workers will celebrate the day dancing and participating in demonstrations demanding well-deserved conditions for qualified laborers and workers. Most of the time, police will try to prevent these gatherings if they are not unwelcomed locations mostly in Ankara or Istanbul.
Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day
The public holiday commemorates Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's landing at Samsun on the day of 19th May 1919, which was the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence.
Apart from the public and religious holidays; banks and post offices in Turkey are closed same as on Sundays. Under normal circumstances, Travel Atelier office is also closed on the mentioned dates. Please make sure that you have our emergency contact mobile numbers with you; if you will be arriving in Turkey on a Sunday, in case you would need to contact us for any reason.