There are 13 public holidays in Turkey in 2023, seven of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
This is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday lasts three days from April 21 to April 23, 2023.
National Sovereignty and Children's Day
National Sovereignty and Children's Day is a public holiday in Turkey on April 23, 2023. The holiday commemorates the foundation of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, founded on April 23, 1920. National Sovereignty and Children's Day is a festival dedicated to children.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day
The holiday, observed on May 19, 2023, commemorates Mustafa Kemal's landing at Samsun on May 19, 1919, regarded as the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence, a war of independence waged by the Turkish National Movement against the Allied powers from May 1919 to July 1923.
Sacrifice Feast, or Eid al-Adha, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday lasts four days from June 28 to July 1, 2023, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.
Democracy and National Unity Day
Democracy and National Unity Day is a public holiday in Turkey, observed on July 15, 2023. The holiday commemorates the national unity against the coup attempt for democracy and honors those who lost their lives while defeating the coup in 2016.
Victory Day is a public holiday in Turkey on August 30, 2023. The holiday commemorates the victory in the Battle of Dumlupınar on August 30, 1922. The Battle of Dumlupınar was the last in the Greco-Turkish War, fought between Greece and the Turkish National Movement from May 1919 to October 1922.
Republic Day is a public holiday in Turkey, observed on October 29, 2023. The holiday commemorates the foundation of the Republic of Turkey on October 29, 1923, after the victory in the War of Independence, a war of independence waged by the Turkish National Movement against the Allied powers from May 1919 to July 1923.
The following is the list of public holidays in Turkey 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Ramadan Feast||Apr 21, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Ramadan Feast Holiday||Apr 22, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Ramadan Feast Holiday||Apr 23, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|National Sovereignty and |
|Apr 23, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Labor Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Commemoration of Atatürk,|
Youth and Sports Day
|May 19, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Sacrifice Feast||Jun 28, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Sacrifice Feast Holiday||Jun 29, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Sacrifice Feast Holiday||Jun 30, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Sacrifice Feast Holiday||Jul 01, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Democracy and National |
|Jul 15, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Victory Day||Aug 30, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Republic Day||Oct 29, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Turkey in 2023.