OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS IN TÜRKİYE
January 1: New Year's Day
April 23: National Sovereignty and Children's Day (Anniversary of the establishment of Turkish Grand National Assembly)
May 19: ATATÜRK Commemoration and Youth & Sports Day (Arrival of Ataturk in Samsun, and the beginning of the War of Independence.)
August 30: Victory Day (Victory over invading forces in 1922)
October 29: Republic Day (Anniversary of the declaration of the Turkish Republic)
Şeker Bayramı: Three-day festival to celebrate the end of the fasting month; Ramadan.
Kurban Bayramı: Four-day festival when sacrificial sheep are slaughtered and their meat distributed to the poor.
(The dates of these religious festivals change because of the difference between the Muslim lunar calendar and solar calendar.)