New Year's Day (Yılbaşı) 1 January

National Sovereignty & Children's Day (Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Günü) 23 April

Labor & Solidarity Day (May Day) 1 May

Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth & Sports Day (Gençlik ve Spor Günü) 19 May

Şeker Bayramı (Sweets Holiday) See Major Islamic Holidays

Democracy and National Solidarity Day 15 July

Victory Day (Zafer Bayramı) 30 August

Kurban Bayramı (Festival of the Sacrifice) See Major Islamic Holidays

Republic Day (Cumhuriyet Bayramı) 29 October

Major Islamic Holidays

The rhythms of Islamic practice are tied to the lunar calendar, which is slightly shorter than its Gregorian equivalent, so the Muslim calendar begins around 11 days earlier each year. The following dates are approximate.

Islamic yearNew YearProphet's BirthdayStart of RamazanŞeker Bayramı (After Ramazan finishes)Kurban Bayramı
144020-21 Sep 201820-21 Nov 201816 May 201815-17 Jun 201821-24 Aug 2018
144131 Aug-1 Sep 20189-10 Nov 20196 May 20195-7 Jun 201911-14 Aug 2019
144219-20 Aug28-29 Oct23 Apr 202024-26 May 202031 July-3 Aug 2020