Turkey Public Holidays 2020 | Turkey Holidays 2020

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In this article, you will study all about the Turkey Public holiday and National holidays and the beliefs and history behind them. Check some calendar templates for economical holidays in Turkey too!

That means you can easily talk about Turkish holidays while growing your vocabulary and overall speaking skills. You will pick up key vocab, expressions, and social insights you won’t find in a textbook.

Turkey 2020 Holiday Calendar

Turkey 2020 Holiday Calendar


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Perfect for any student involved in reading more about Turkish culture and tradition. We will teach you the what, why, when and how of Turkey’s holidays in the Turkey calendar.

March 8, 2019: International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, a day on which you can recognize women and their value on the world, and to show women affection, is often marked with demonstrations and marches in Turkey.

April 23, 2019: National Sovereignty and Children’s Day

Public Holiday in Turkey

Public Holiday in Turkey


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National Sovereignty and Children’s Day was devoted to orphans after the First World War. Children from all over the world were asked to Turkey as part of the festival program and event and hosted by missionary families during the projects, which was why the festival became globally recognized. Nowadays, children still come from all over the world to compete in a contest where they can present their national dance and local dresses.

May 1, 2019: Labor and Solidarity Day

Significance of Public Holidays in Turkey

Just like all over the world, May 1 is celebrated as Labor and Solidarity Day is sometimes broken by historical incidents. The most deadly mass protest took place on May 1, 1977. Hundreds of thousands of operators and laborers held a rally in “Taksim Square,” or in Turkish, Taksim Meydanı. During an expression by the President of the Confederation of Revolutionary Trade Union, someone started a fire on the crowd, blasting from one of the rooftops around the square. As a result of the stampede, several people were killed and injured.

June 15, 2019: Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr is the end day of Ramadan. On the day of the feast, waking up early is a myth. It’s important to be clean, so men visit the hairdresser before the festival. Species buy presents for each other—for example, different clothes called bayramlık or other items. Family elders give “pocket money,” or Bayram harçlığı, to the more modern children in the family, who come to visit their ancestors and show their respect by kissing their elders’ hands.

August 20, 2019: Sacrifice feast

Turkey 2020 Public Holiday Calendar

The Sacrifice Feast is a religious holiday that extends four days and takes place about seventy days after the end of Ramadan. During these celebrations, animals are sacrificed, food and money are given to the poor, and people take time out to encourage relatives. During the Feast of Sacrifice, just like during Ramadan, people hit their older relatives and greet them by kissing their hands, after which the older relatives will typically furnish the visiting children some money. However, unlike during Ramadan, people labor meat-based dishes instead of desserts.

October 29, 2019: Republic Day

Republic Day is celebrated all year on October 29. This day is the conclusion of the First World War, the “Turkish Grand National Assembly,” or Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi, put a limit to the Ottoman Empire that had ruled for 624 years. Maintaining a republican administration on October 29, 1923, the people were finally given a free government. 

Special exercises celebrating this day are also pretty common at schools, and classes and corridors are finished with flags.

November 10, 2019: Atatürk Remembrance Day

Every year, November 10 is the event on which the Turks remember Atatürk’s life, success, reforms, and principles. He’s the one who built a republic out of the depraved Ottoman Empire. Every year on “November 10,” in Turkish 10 Kasım, for a minute in the morning alarms will sound throughout the country. All traffic stops, drivers and travelers get out of vehicles, and people in their services also take a break and stand up in a sign of worship.

Life stops at this time and while the sirens wail, everybody in the country stands up as an indication of respect, keeping “one minute’s silence,”. Following the sirens, in schools and government companies, people will sing the National Anthem.

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