The national holidays in Turkey are based on the international calendar and have fixed dates every year. These are:
January 1st New Year's Day
April 23rd National Sovereignty and Children's Day
May 19th Aturturk's Commemoration and Youth and Sports Day
August 30th Victory Day
October 29th National Republic Day
Religious holidays fall on different dates each year because they are regulated by the Islamic calendar. The two important religious holidays are called Seker Bayrami (The Feast of Sweets, lasting for three days) and Kurban Bayrami (The Feast of Holy Sacrifice, lasting for four days). Both periods of merriment when children are given new clothes, the poor are helped and all the family members are visited, being a Muslim country, Turkey has no Christmas holiday.
Schools break up from the middle of June to early September and also for two weeks in February which are taken as the winter holiday.



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Air conditioninging How prevalent is it?
Airport How far is the airport from Icmeler?
Cars Bringing a car to Turkey/Buying a car in Turkey?
Christmas - What is Icmeler like for Christmas and New Year?
Crime - How safe are we?
Divorce - How do I get a divorce? I was married in Turkey?
Driving Is it safe?
Electricity What kind of plugs and will my appliances work?
Employment - How do I get a work permit?
Employment - How can I get a summer job in Icmeler?
Film - Is it expensive in Turkey?
Furniture - How do I bring my Furniture to Icmeler?
Golf Is there a golf course in Icmeler?
Health Problems - What are the most common ailments?
Holidays - When are the Turkish holidays?
Income Tax - How much will I pay?
Internet - Can I get internet access?
Marriage - Two Foreigners - Neither of us are Turkish how do we get married here?
Mobile Phones - Will my phone work in Turkey?
Mosquitos - Are they a problem?
Post Office - How long does it take to send a postcard home?
Money - What kind of money should I bring?
News - Can I buy papers and watch the news?
Pets - How can I bring my pet to Turkey temporarily?
Pharmacies - When are they open/services?
Real Estate - How can I purchase property in Turkey?
Religion What is the main religion?
Swimming Is the sea safe to swim in?
Turkish Nationality - How do I apply?
Weather - Is it cold at night?
Winter - What is Icmeler like in winter?