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Encyclopedia > Public holidays in Turkey

The official holidays in Turkey are established by the Act 2429 of March 19, 1981 that replaced the Act 2739 of May 27, 1935. These holidays can be grouped in national and Islamic religious holidays. The word holiday has related but different meanings in English-speaking countries. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For other uses, including people named Islam, see Islam (disambiguation). ...

Public Holidays
Date English Name Local Name Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day Yılbaşı First day of the new year
April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı Commemoration of the first opening of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey at Ankara in 1920. Dedicated to the children.
May 19 Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day Atatürk'ü Anma, Gençlik ve Spor Bayramı Commemoration of the beginning of national liberation movement initiated in 1919 by Atatürk’s landing in Samsun. Dedicated to the youth.
August 30 Victory Day Zafer Bayramı Commemoration of the victory at the final battle in Dumlupınar ending the Turkish Independence War in 1922. Dedicated to the armed forces.
October 29 Republic Day Cumhuriyet Bayramı Commemoration of the proclaimation of the republic in 1923. Also the halfday in the afternoon of previous day.
moveable- After the end of Islamic month Ramadan Ramadan Feast Ramazan Bayramı or Şeker Bayramı Religious holiday for 3 days. Also the halfday in the afternoon of previous day.
moveable- 70 days after the end of Islamic month Ramadan Sacrifice Feast Kurban Bayramı Religious holiday for 4 days. Also the halfday in the afternoon of previous day.

January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... For information on the movie, New Years Day, see New Years Day (film). ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... The Grand National Assembly (Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi in Turkish) is the unicameral parliament of Turkey which carries out legislative functions. ... Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after Istanbul. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881–November 10, 1938), Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and anti-imperialist statesman, was the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey. ... Youth Day is a holiday dedicated to the youths of a country. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881–November 10, 1938), Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and anti-imperialist statesman, was the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... Combatants Turkish revolutionaries Greece Commanders Mustafa Kemal Atatürk General Hatzianestis Strength approx. ... Combatants Turkish Revolutionaries Triple Entente, Greece, Armenia Commanders Mustafa Kemal Ismet Inonu Kazim Karabekir Ali Fuat Cebesoy Fevzi Çakmak Papoulas Hatzianestis The Turkish War of Independence (Turkish: Kurtuluş Savaşı), or sometimes referred to as birth of a nation was part of the political and military events that began with the... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 63 days remaining. ... Republic Day is the name of a public holiday in several countries to commemorate the day when they first became republics. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... In Christianity, a moveable feast or movable feast is a holy day -- a feast or a fast -- whose date is not fixed to a particular day of the calendar year but moves in response to the date of Easter, which date varies according to a complex formula. ... The Islamic calendar or Muslim calendar (Arabic: التقويم الهجري; also called the Hijri calendar) is the calendar used to date events in many predominantly Muslim countries, and used by Muslims everywhere to determine the proper day on which to celebrate Islamic holy days. ... Eid ul-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر), often abbreviated as simply Eid, sometimes spelled Eid al-Fitr in the Roman alphabet, is an Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. ... In Christianity, a moveable feast or movable feast is a holy day -- a feast or a fast -- whose date is not fixed to a particular day of the calendar year but moves in response to the date of Easter, which date varies according to a complex formula. ... Eid ul-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى) occurs on the tenth day of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijja. ...

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