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Ramazan Bayramı
Turkey

Ramazan Bayramı 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Turkey

The Eid al-Fitr celebration is called “Ramazan Bayrami” in Turkey and begins at sunset on the final day of Ramadan. The holiday is also sometimes called “Sheker Bayrami”, meaning “Sugar Festival”, because of all the candy and sweets that are consumed when fasting is over.

YearDateDayHoliday
202113 May to 15 MayThu to SatRamazan Bayramı Holiday
20222 May to 4 MayMon to WedRamazan Bayramı Holiday
202321 Apr to 23 AprFri to SunRamazan Bayramı Holiday
202410 Apr to 12 AprWed to FriRamazan Bayramı Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Ramazan Bayramı has public holiday status and actually lasts for three full days. People will attend Eid prayers on the morning of the first of Shawwal as in other lands, and they will often wear new clothes, give small gifts to children, visit friends and relatives, send Eid greeting cards, and indulge in large family feasts.

One very Turkish tradition for Eid is to stand outside in broad daylight to drink down rich Turkish coffee (or tea) since such drinks were given up during daylight hours during the preceding month of Ramadan.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202024 May to 26 MaySun to TueRamazan Bayramı Holiday
20191 Jun to 9 JunSat to SunRamazan Bayramı Holiday
201815 Jun to 17 JunFri to SunRamazan Bayramı Holiday
201725 Jun to 27 JunSun to TueRamazan Bayramı Holiday