Democracy and National Unity Day

Democracy and National Unity Day is a public holiday in Turkey, and it is observed on July 15 each year. The holiday commemorates the national unity against the coup attempt for democracy, and honors those who lost their lives while defeating the coup attemptĀ in 2016.

During the attempted coup on July 15, 2016, over 250 people were killed and more than 2,000 people were injured. Many government buildings including the Turkish Parliament were destroyed.

July 15 became a national holiday as Democracy and National Unity Day after the formal procedures in 2017.

The following is the list of Democracy and National Unity Day from 2022 to 2026.

HolidayDateWeekday
Democracy and National Unity DayJul 15, 2022Friday
Democracy and National Unity DayJul 15, 2023Saturday
Democracy and National Unity DayJul 15, 2024Monday
Democracy and National Unity DayJul 15, 2025Tuesday
Democracy and National Unity DayJul 15, 2026Wednesday

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