In Turkey they have approximately 10 important holidays where offices and most stores are closed.
The dates for sugar- and sacrificial-parties change every year, since the Arabian calendar is shorter than ours.
1st of January
New years day
In Turkish: Yýlbaþ
The day that mark the beginning of the new year.
23rd of April
National sovereignty and children’s day
In turkish: Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramý
Celebrates the first opening of the Turkish great national assembly in Ankara in 1920, and also dedicated to kids.
1st of May
Workers fight day and solidarity day.
In Turkish: Emek ve Dayanýþma Günü
The annual holiday, where they celebrate the economic and social progress for workers.
19th of May
Remembering Atatûrk, youth and sports day.
In Turkish: Atatürk’ü Anma Gençlik ve Spor Bayramý
On this day they think back and remember the beginning of the Turkish indepencewar. 19th of may 1919, was the day that Mustafa Kemal Atatûrk, later known as MustafaKemal the first president of an independent Turkey, went ashore to lead the fight for liberation.
30th of August
Victory day, and dedicated to the youth
In Turkish: Zafer Bayramý
Celebrates the victory at the last battle of Dumlupýnar, which ended the Turkish independence war in 1922.
The Ramadan in 2012 starts on Saturday the 21st of July and lasts 30 days until Sunday the 19th of August. A very hot period in Turkey.
In Turkish: Ramazan Bayramý
Muslim holiday which mark the end of the Ramadan. In 2011 the government sanctioned 9 days of vacation in the Bayram. Bayram starts the 19th of august in 2012.
29th of October
The day of the republic
In Turkish: Cumhuriyet Bayramý
Celebrates the proclamation of the Turkish republic in 1923
6th of November
In Turkish: Kurban Bayramý
Very important holiday, celebrated by Muslims all over the world. Remembering Abrahams (Ibrahim) willingness to sacrifice his own son, as a sign of obedience to God, but instead sacrificed a goat. (According to gods command.)