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Turkey Extends 2017 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays
 
(Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017)

Source: Hόrriyet Daily News (Istanbul)

Following today's cabinet meeting, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and government spokesman, Bekir Bozdag, announced that the Turkish cabinet had decided to extend the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays of Turkey in 2017 to last 10 days.

Today's announcement had been expected since last week (13-Aug-2017) when, in response to pressure from the Turkish tourism industry (08-Aug-2017), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had announced that the decision to extend, or not, the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays of Turkey, as was done last year, would be taken at, and announced immediately after, the upcoming cabinet meeting of Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Last year (14-Jul-2016), the Feast of Sacrifice public holidays of Turkey were extended to 9 days, as was done earlier that same year (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 link them with the preceding weekend.

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.

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