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Türkiye (Turkey) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Lira (TRL)
  • Internet extension: .tr - Telephone code: +90 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +3 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Thursday October 6, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday October 28, 2022Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Banks only
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    Saturday October 29, 2022Republic DayNational Day
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    Sunday October 30, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Sunday November 6, 2022Istanbul marathonSports events
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    Friday November 11, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday November 21, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday December 6, 2022Saint Nicholascards/flowers
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Friday January 20, 2023Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday February 6, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday March 5, 2023Antalya MarathonSports events
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    Sunday March 12, 2023Izmir marathonSports events
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    Saturday March 18, 2023Memorial DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Regional holiday

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    Thursday October 6, 2022
    Secular holiday : Liberation of Istanbul (İstanbul’un Kurtuluşu) – Regional Holiday – Anniversary of the liberation of Istanbul by Turkish armed forces during the War of Independence in Istanbul only

    Bank Holiday (from 13:00)

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    Friday October 28, 2022
    Banks only :

    Republic Day

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    Saturday October 29, 2022
    Secular holiday : Proclamation of the republic in 1923 paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday October 30, 2022
    Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

    Istanbul marathon

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    Sunday November 6, 2022
    Sports events : Https://maraton.istanbul/?lang=en 2022 edition confirmed

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday November 11, 2022
    School holidays :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday November 21, 2022
    School holidays :

    Saint Nicholas

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    Tuesday December 6, 2022
    cards/flowers : A festival for children related to surviving legends of the saint, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts.

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Friday January 20, 2023
    School holidays : Http://ogm.meb.gov.tr
    International schools may follow a different calendar
    issued by the Ministry of Education Milli Eğitim Bakanı Nimet Çubukçu
    study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
    PISA ranking (average 493): 425
    Schooling mandatory till age 18
    number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 500
    Number of teaching days: 180
    Teaching language: Turkish, Kurdish
    schools are closed on Sunday
    school uniforms may be required
    Istanbul University ranking: Times Higher Education #601-800/QS ranking #601-650/Shanghai #401-500

    We carry confirmed dates till July 2023

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    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday February 6, 2023
    School holidays :

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Antalya Marathon

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    Sunday March 5, 2023
    Sports events : Https://marathons.ahotu.fr/evenement/runatolia 2023 edition confirmed

    Izmir marathon

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    Sunday March 12, 2023
    Sports events : Https://www.maratonizmir.org/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Memorial Day

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    Saturday March 18, 2023
    Culture : Gallipoli Memorial Day commemorates the naval operation in the Dardanelles Campaign during the First World War.

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times