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Kurban Bayramı
Turkey

Kurban Bayramı 2020, 2021 and 2022 in Turkey

What is known as Eid al-Adha in most Muslim countries is often called “Kurban Bayrami” in Turkey. It is also known as the “feast of sacrifice”.

YearDateDayHoliday
202031 Jul to 3 AugFri to MonKurban Bayramı Holiday
202120 Jul to 23 JulTue to FriKurban Bayramı Holiday
20229 Jul to 12 JulSat to TueKurban Bayramı Holiday
202328 Jun to 1 JulWed to SatKurban Bayramı Holiday
202416 Jun to 19 JunSun to WedKurban Bayramı Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Kurban Bayrami is the Muslim holiday that looks back to the time, according to the Koran, when Ibrahim was commanded by Allah to sacrifice his son Ishmael. It is said that Ibrahim went to do it but was prevented by Allah at the last moment. Muslims celebrate Ibrahim willingness to obey Allah in even such an extreme test.

After morning prayers, a sheep, goat, cow, or even camel will be sacrificed for the feast. Some of the meat will be given to the poor.

People will also buy new clothes and give their old clothes to the poor. And they will also go visiting family and friends. The festivities last for four and a half days in Turkey.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
201911 Aug to 14 AugSun to WedKurban Bayramı Holiday
201821 Aug to 24 AugTue to FriKurban Bayramı Holiday
201728 Aug to 29 AugMon to TueKurban Bayramı Holiday
1 Sep to 4 SepFri to MonKurban Bayramı Holiday