Kurban Bayramı Dates: Turkey

Kurban Bayramı (Eid el-Adha), the “Feast of Sacrifice” on 10 Zilhicce (Dhul-hijja) of the Islamic Hijri calendar, will affect your travel plans if you trip to Turkey includes the four-day holiday—which can stretch to a week or more, depending upon the dates:

2019, August

In 2019, Kurban Bayramı begins with arife (preparation) onAugust 10 (Saturday), the first day is August 11 (Sunday) and it continues for four days until the evening of August 14(Wednesday), with travel effects from August 10 (Saturday) through August 15 (Thursday).

2020, July – August

In 2020, Kurban Bayramı begins with arife (preparation) onJuly 30 (Thursday), the first day is July 31 (Friday) and it continues for four days until the evening of August 3(Monday), with travel effects from July 30 (Thursday) through August 4 (Tuesday).

2021, July

In 2021, Kurban Bayramı begins with arife (preparation) onJuly 19 (Monday), the first day is July 20 (Tuesday) and it continues for four days until the evening of July 23 (Friday), with travel effects from July 17 (Saturday) through July 25 (Sunday).

2022, July

In 2022, Kurban Bayramı begins with arife (preparation) onJuly 7 (Thursday), the first day is July 8 (Friday) and it continues for four days until the evening of July 11 (Monday), with travel effects from July 7 through July 11.

 

—by Tom Brosnahan

 


 

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