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Find out more about the time of public holidays, religious and national festivals in Turkey.
There are two types of public holiday in Turkey which are decided by the government and which fall on the same day each year; and the religious festivals which change according to the lunar calendar and, therefore, fall on different dates each year.
On public holidays, banks and government offices are closed. In general, life in seaside resorts is not affected as these are the times when Turkish people also go on holiday. Shops and businesses away from tourist areas may close, however, so you should bear this in mind when travelling inland or to city areas.
Religious festivals change according to the lunar calendar therefore fall on different dates each year in Turkey.
Facts about Public Holidays
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