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It is always a curious subject when the public holidays are. Every year, “What day does the holiday coincide?”, “When is the Christmas holiday?” such questions are asked. Based on the answers to these questions, holiday planning is made. Public holidays are already on the calendars of those who want to take advantage of early booking opportunities! Public holidays in Türkiye offer a great opportunity for those who want to sail to new routes.

Public Holidays and Special Days

Public Holidays

One of the best times to visit a region is over their festive period and on national public holidays. Not only does the area come alive but it also gives travellers the chance to experience a country's unique traditions. The public holiday 2021 period may not have been exactly what you were hoping for, with restrictions still in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but coming out of this stage it is now more important than ever to travel and enjoy the unique traditions of a new and interesting country. Make sure that the public holiday 2022 period is met with joy, laughter and excitement by travelling to new and exotic locations. The following are just a few of the locations to visit and the different public holiday dates for 2022.

Public Holidays

Public holidays in Türkiye

Whether you are looking at staying at any of the spectacular Antalya hotels or if you are hoping for a luxury boutique in one of the Bodrum hotels, there are a number of different spectacular regions to enjoy and join in on the celebrations of public holidays. While a number of the different holidays may happen in your country too, Türkiye has a unique culture and many traditions that could put each of the holidays in a whole new light. The following are the public holidays in 2022 and a brief description of how and why they are celebrated.

New Year's Day (1 January 2022)

New year's day is an important holiday to celebrate and resolutions for the new year are thought of and made the day before. Many travel over this period and there are many parties and celebrations to bring in the New Year. Türkiye is one of the best places to celebrate this holiday and whether you plan on celebrating on the coast or in one of the larger cities, there is bound to be a number of different parties to join in on and celebrate the new year. It is important to note that many people celebrate on the 31st of December and bring in the new year by staying up until after midnight.

National Sovereignty and Children's Day (23 April 2022)

National Sovereignty and Children's Day is a day that celebrates the founding of the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye and it also celebrates the children of Türkiye and their importance to the future of the country. The schools of Türkiye participate in a week-long celebration whereby the performances of all children are celebrated through ceremonies that are watched by the entire nation. This day is an incredibly important holiday in Türkiye and it is a period where many travel to the country to take part in and see the special ceremonies and celebrations that take place.

Labour Day (1 May 2022)

Labour day is an incredibly important day to celebrate the rights of labourers and how far the rights of workers have come over the years. This day is spent by enjoying the outdoors and often revolves around parents spending time with their children and families. The labour day movement and commencement of the 8-hour workday are celebrated by workers all over Türkiye and the world on this important national holiday.

Ramazan Bayramı (Ramadan Fest) Holiday

Ramazan Bayramı is an extremely important holiday in Türkiye and it is spread out over three full days and happens at a different time every year. In 2022 it will be from 2 May to 4 May. The length of this holiday offers travellers a unique opportunity to immerse themselves and learn about another religion and tradition that may be very different from their own. Another reason why this period is a perfect opportunity for a holiday is that it is in May, where the weather is beginning to warm up and there are a number of opportunities to enjoy the coast. This public holiday may offer the perfect time to take that trip to Türkiye that you have been dreaming about.

Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day (19 May 2022)

Travellers who are hoping to spend at least a few weeks in Türkiye may want to travel to the region during May as this time period is not short on public holidays. Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day is a fun public holiday and many gather to celebrate the capabilities of the youth of Türkiye. Thanks to the fact that the day falls on a Thursday, many take the Friday off and enjoy a long weekend. Locals and international tourists alike have the opportunity to head to the coastal regions of Türkiye and enjoy the beginning of the summer season. Travellers who would like to be part of the celebrations for the day and are hoping to see what the traditions over this holiday period are may want to stick to the larger cities over this period.

Kurban Bayramı Holiday

Also known as Eid al-Adha or Sacrifice Holiday, this public holiday is unique due to its length (as it lasts for 4 days) and it also happens at a different time every year. In 2022 it is starting on July 9th and ending on Tuesday, July 12. This public holiday offers many opportunities to relax, have fun and enjoy all that Türkiye has to offer. Whether you are hoping to learn more about this special holiday from the locals or are simply looking for a festive period to visit Türkiye, this holiday is the perfect time to visit, particularly those who are after the warm summer temperatures.

Democracy and National Solidarity Day (15 July 2022)

This public holiday is relatively new, and it was only declared a national holiday in 2016, after a failed coup attempt. This holiday is an incredibly significant one for the country and travellers who are venturing to Türkiye could learn a lot about the history of the region over this time. This holiday's placement right after Kurban Bayramı ensures that a lively and festive atmosphere is almost palpable throughout the entire country and many take time off from work between holidays to enjoy an extended vacation. This however may not be like this every year and 2022 it is expected be a little bit less lively than normal.

Victory Day (30 August 2022)

A celebration of the country's independence, this significant holiday is one that is enjoyed throughout the country. Travellers who are hoping to make the most out of the day and experience the traditions that are usually celebrated should head out to Ankara, where there are massive parades of military vehicles, displaying the strength of the country and celebrating what they had to overcome to reach independence. This holiday is at the end of August, ensuring spectacular weather and warm temperatures to enjoy, whether you are in the cities or by the coast.

Republic Day (29 Oct 2022)

Republic day falls on a Saturday in 2022 and while this holiday is often spent attending various celebrations around the country, many use the time as an opportunity to venture to the coast and enjoy the last bit of warm weather. Thanks to the timing of this holiday being outside of the peak tourist rush, it is often a more preferred time to visit and explore the coastal regions of Türkiye. Travellers who are hoping to avoid the hustle and bustle of the peak tourist seasons could definitely consider a trip over the republic day holiday.

Countries by public holidays

Netherlands Public Holidays

Public holiday in the Netherlands in 2022 may offer the perfect time to visit the stunning region, and with a number of different Amsterdam hotels to stay at, just about any type of traveller could venture to this spectacular country. The following are just a few of the Netherlands public holiday in 2022:

1 January (Saturday): New Year’s Day

18 April (Monday): Easter Monday

27 April (Wednesday): King’s Day

5 May (Thursday): Liberation Day – celebrated every year, but only an official holiday every five years

26 May (Thursday): Ascension

6 June (Monday): Whit Monday/Pentecost

25 December (Sunday): Christmas Day

26 December (Monday): Boxing Day/Second Day of Christmas

American Public Holidays

Though the public holidays in North America in 2020 and 2021 have been enjoyable, 2022 offers many spectacular opportunities to see and explore a new country. America is a country that is known for the celebrations and different holidays, and many travel to this country to join in on these different festivities. The following are just a few of the American public holidays in 2022:

1 January (Saturday): New Year's Day

17 January (Monday): Martin Luther King Day

21 February (Monday): President's Day

30 May (Monday): Memorial Day

19 June (Sunday): Juneteenth

20 June (Monday): Juneteenth Observance

4 July (Monday): Independence Day

5 September (Monday): Labor Day

10 October (Monday): Columbus Day

11 November (Friday): Veterans Day

24 November (Thursday): Thanksgiving

25 December (Sunday): Christmas

26 December (Monday): Christmas Observance

Hong Kong Public Holidays

While the public holidays in Hong Kong during 2021 are nearly over with the year drawing to a close, there are a number of different Hong Kong national public holidays throughout 2022 to look forward to. This destination could offer travellers a unique look into the culture and traditions over this holiday period. The following are just a few of the Hong Kong public holidays in 2022:

1 January (Saturday): New Year's Day

1 February (Tuesday): Lunar New Year

2 February (Wednesday): The Second Day of Lunar New Year

3 February (Thursday): The Third Day of Lunar New Year

5 April (Tuesday): Ching Ming Festival

15 April (Friday): Good Friday

16 April (Saturday): The Day Following Good Friday

18 April (Monday): Easter Monday

1 May (Sunday): Labour Day

2 May (Monday): Labour Day Holiday

8 May (Sunday): Birthday of Buddha

9 May (Monday): Birthday of Buddha Holiday

3 June (Friday): Tuen Ng Festival

1 July (Friday): HKSAR Establishment Day

12 September (Monday): The Day Following Mid-Autumn Festival

1 October (Saturday): National Day

4 October (Tuesday): Chung Yeung Festival

25 December (Sunday): Christmas Day

26 December (Monday): The First Weekday After Christmas Day

27 December (Tuesday): Christmas Holiday

France Public Holidays

The public holidays in France during 2021 may be nearly over but 2022 has many new and exciting travel opportunities. The following are just a few of the France public holidays in 2022:

1 January (Friday): New Year’s Day

2 April (Friday): Good Friday

5 April (Monday): Easter Monday

1 May (Saturday): Labor Day

8 May (Saturday): World War II Victory Day

13 May (Thursday): Ascension Day

24 May (Monday): Whit Monday – also known as Pentecost Monday

14 July (Wednesday): Bastille Day

15 August (Sunday): Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

1 November (Monday): All Saints’ Day

11 November (Thursday): Armistice Day

25 December (Saturday): Christmas Day

26 December (Sunday): Boxing Day/Saint Stephen’s Day

Spain Public Holidays

For those who are hoping to venture to Spain and are hoping their trip will coincide with one of the Spanish holidays, The following are just a few of the Spain public holidays in 2022:

1 January (Friday): New Year’s Day

2 April (Friday): Good Friday

5 April (Monday): Easter Monday (While Easter is a public holiday in Spain, many travellers ask “is Easter Monday a public holiday in Spain” and it is noted as a time for celebrating but it is not a national public holiday).

1 May (Saturday): Labor Day (also referred to as Worker’s Day)

15 August (Sunday): Assumption of Mary

16 August (Monday): Assumption of Mary holiday

12 October (Tuesday): Spain’s National Day/Columbus Day

1 November (Monday): All Saints’ Day

6 December (Monday): Spanish Constitution Day

8 December (Wednesday): Immaculate Conception)

25 December (Saturday): Christmas

27 December (Monday): Christmas holiday

Some public holidays celebrated around the world

Halloween

Noted to most as one of the scariest nights of the year, many all over the world celebrate this spooky holiday by dressing up as their favourite characters and going door to door in search of delicious Candy and other treats. Though Halloween is not considered to be a public holiday, it is widely celebrated with most countries around the world celebrating the holiday. From children dressing up to spooky Halloween parties, travelling over the Halloween period can be a fun experience.

Thanksgiving

One of the most beloved public holidays to celebrate in America and Canada is Thanksgiving. Usually spent with family, this holiday was traditionally designed to spend time giving thanks for the autumn harvest, though it is more commonly spent today giving thanks for family and friends. This holiday occurs on the fourth Thursday of November and so this public holiday in America in 2021 would be different compared to 2022. Thanksgiving is an amazing time to visit either Canada or America and the cold conditions ensure that you can partake in many different winter activities like Ice skating or skiing.

Easter

While some celebrate Easter as a holy holiday and prefer to attend church, many around the world enjoy the day spent with family and friends and enjoy the chocolate gifts that are commonly given on this day. Easter is a popular time to travel and many use the holiday as a time to get away with friends and family. The date of the holiday changes each year and is dependent on the Paschal Full Moon as the holiday occurs on the Sunday after this. Whether you are hoping to explore a new region of the world or are looking to learn more about the holiday, Easter is a perfect time to plan a trip.

Labour day

An important holiday in most of the world, though it is celebrated on different days, is labour day. This significant holiday is centred around thanking the hard work of the labourers who keep the country going. It is also a day where the rights of workers are reflected on and it is a celebration of the 8-hour workday movement. This movement worked hard towards ensuring that workers received good compensation for working 8 hours a day and also ensured that the rights of labourers were always protected. This day is one many celebrate and though the holiday occurs on different days of the year for each country, it is an incredibly important holiday to remember and celebrate.

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