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Holidays

Holidays 2016

Date(s)

Day(s)

Holiday

January 1

Friday

New Year’s Day

January 18

Monday

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 15

Monday

Washington’s Birthday

April 23

Saturday

National Sovereignty and Children’s
Day

May 1

Sunday

Labor and Solidarity Day

May 19

Thursday

Ataturk Memorial, Youth and Sports
Day

May 30

Monday

Memorial Day

July 4 *

Monday

Independence Day / AREFE Ramazan Bayrami

(from 13:00 on 07/04, Monday)

July 5-7

Tuesday-Thursday

Ramadan Holiday

August 30

Tuesday

Victory Day

September 5

Monday

Labor Day

September 11-16

Sunday-Friday

Sacrifice Holiday (from 13:00 on 09/11, Sunday)

October 10

Monday

Columbus Day

October 28-29

Friday-Saturday

Turkish Independence Day
(from 13:00 on 10/28, Friday)

November 11

Friday

Veterans Day

November 24

Thursday

Thanksgiving Day

December 26 **

Monday

Christmas Day

Notes

* July 4, 2016 coincides with the half day “Arefe” – of Ramadan Holiday. 

** December 25, 2016 (the legal public holiday for Christmas Day), falls on a Sunday.  For most Federal employees, Monday, December 26, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes.  (See section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.)