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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 Turkey public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
23 AprSunChildren's Day
1 MayMonLabour Day
19 MayFriYouth & Sports Day
25 JunSunRamazan Bayramy / End of Ramadan
26 JunMonRamazan Bayramy Holiday
27 JunTueRamazan Bayramy Holiday
15 JulSatDemocracy and National Solidarity Day
30 AugWedVictory Day
1 SepFriKurban Bayramy / Feast of Sacrifice
2 SepSatKurban Bayramy Holiday
3 SepSunKurban Bayramy Holiday
4 SepMonKurban Bayramy Holiday
29 OctSunRepublic Day

Turkey is rich in cultural and Islamic religious heritage. Employees are entitled to paid time off for official public holidays and religious observances.

If an employee is required to work on a public holiday, he or she is entitled to additional compensation, the exact amount of which is unclear. Paid time off for religious and cultural observances are discretionary and vary among employers.