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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

Internet extension: .tr - Telephone code: +90 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +3 (DST: no)
Currency: Lira (TRL) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

Kurdish (20 million speakers), vernaculars, Turkish family (90 million speakers) ...
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Name Date Kind
New Year's Day**Saturday January 1, 2022Secular holiday 
winter holiday (beginning)**Friday January 28, 2022School holidays 
Regional holiday**Wednesday October 6, 2021Secular holiday 
Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Thursday October 28, 2021Banks only 
Republic Day**Friday October 29, 2021National Day 
Daylight Saving Time*Sunday October 31, 2021Special Events 
Istanbul marathon*Sunday November 7, 2021Sports events 
Istanbul marathon*Sunday November 21, 2021Sports events 
Saint Nicholas*Monday December 6, 2021cards/flowers 
mid-term holiday (beginning)Saturday December 25, 2021School holidays 
mid-term holiday (end)Thursday December 30, 2021School holidays 

New Year's Day -
Saturday January 1, 2022

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) -
Friday January 28, 2022

School holidays : Http://
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

Dates confirmed till July 2022

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Regional holiday -
Wednesday October 6, 2021

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) -
Thursday October 28, 2021

Banks only :

Republic Day -
Friday October 29, 2021

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

Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday October 31, 2021

Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

Istanbul marathon -
Sunday November 7, 2021

Sports events : Https:// 2022 edition NOT confirmed

Istanbul marathon -
Sunday November 21, 2021

Sports events : Https:// 2022 edition NOT confirmed

Saint Nicholas -
Monday December 6, 2021

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

Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Saturday December 25, 2021

School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end) -
Thursday December 30, 2021

School holidays :