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Turkey 2016 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Confirmed
 
(Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2016)

Source: Hürriyet Daily News (Istanbul)

The Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim, has issued an official communiqué confirming last month's announcement that the upcoming Feast of Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha, in Arabic, or Kurban Bayrami, in Turkish) non-working public holidays in Turkey, would be extended to last 9 days as were the recent End of Ramadan non-working public holidays in Turkey.

Last month (14-Jul-2016), the Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim, had announced that the upcoming Feast of Sacrifice public holidays of Turkey be extended to last 9 days, by declaring Friday, September 16, 2016, as a non-working public holiday to link the Feast of Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha or Kurban Bayrami), non-working public holidays in Turkey, with the following weekend, as was done most recently (09-Jun-2016), when the government of Turkey extended the 2016 End of Ramadan non-working public holidays in Turkey, by declaring Friday, July 8, 2016, as a non-working public holiday to them with the preceding weekend.

In the past, the declaration of one-off additional non-working public holidays in Turkey has been rare, though, for the past 2 years, the government of Turkey did extend the Eid al-Adha annual non-working public holidays in Turkey.

In 2014, the government of Turkey declared the morning of Friday, October 3, 2014, as an "administrative holiday" public sector holiday to link the weekend with the 2014 Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) public holiday which was set to begin on the afternoon of Friday, October 3rd (01-Oct-2014), and in 2015, by declaring September 21-22-23, 2015, as "administrative holiday" public sector holidays to link the weekend with the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) public holiday which was set to begin on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 23, 2015.

A few years before that (12-Nov-2010), under similar circumstances, the government of Turkey had also declared the morning of Monday, November 15, 2010, as an "administrative holiday" public sector holiday to link the weekend with the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) public holiday which was set to begin on the afternoon of Monday, November 15, 2010.

Then, finally, last month (09-Jun-2016), the government of Turkey declared Friday, July 8, 2016, as a non-working public holiday to link the Ramazan Bayram (End of Ramadan) Turkish public holidays with the preceding weekend. That circular by Turkey's Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, for the first time, did not restrict this additional non-working public holiday in Turkey to the public sector.

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Turkey bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (August 2016)
Turkey 2017 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Turkey 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Turkey 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Turkey 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Turkey 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2016-07-14: Turkey Extends 2016 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays
• 2016-06-09: Turkey Extends 2016 Ramadan Public Holidays
• 2014-10-01: Turkey Extends 2014 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays
• 2010-11-12: Turkey Declares November 15 Public Holiday
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