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Turkey Mulls 2017 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Extension
 
(Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2017)

Source: Hόrriyet Daily News (Istanbul)

After a 2017 End of Ramadan which covered 2 weekend days, the tourism industry of Turkey is calling on the government of Turkey to extend the upcoming Feast of Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha, in Arabic, or Kurban Bayrami, in Turkish) non-working public holidays in Turkey, as was done in recent years.

Last year (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 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 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.

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 2017)
• 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
• 2017-08-15: Turkey Extends 2017 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays
• 2017-08-13: Turkey 2017 Eid al-Adha Public Holidays Extension Update
• 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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