Turkish Holidays


Kurban Bayrami: Four-day festival when sacrificial sheep are slaughtered and their meat distributed to the poor. 

The dates of these religious festivals change according to the Islamic Calendar and thus occur 10-11 days (exact difference between Gregorian and Lunar calendars is 10 days and 21 hrs) earlier each year. According to this;

Ramazan Bayrami (Seker Bayrami) Sugar Holiday  will be celebrated on 30-31 August-1 September 2011, and on 19-20-21 August in 2012.

Kurban Bayrami (Sacrifice holiday)  will be celebrated on 6-7-8-9 November 2011 and on 25-26-27-28 October 2012..

"If you want a vacation that you and your loved ones will definitely enjoy, you better go for cheap Turkey holidays. Going to Turkey for your family vacation will definitely be a great experience. The sheer beauty of this country is more than enough to make you want to stay longer. The rich culture and tradition of this place will captivate you and make you fall in love with the place. One good example of Turkey's rich tradition is the Kurban Bayrami.

National holidays

Apr 23: National Sovereignty and Children's Day (anniversary of the establishment of Turkish Grand National Assembly

May 1 : Labour and Solidarity Day (recently added in 2009)

May 19: Atatürk Commemoration and Youth & Sports Day ( the arrival ofAtatürk in Samsun and the beginning of the War of Independence)

Aug 30: Victory Day (victory over invading forces in 1922).

Oct  29: Republic Day (anniversary of the declaration of the Turkish Republic) 

Jan  1 :  New Year's Day