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Kurban Bayrami – The Feast of Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha)

July 8 July 12 UTC+3

The Feast of Sacrifice (aka Eid al-Adha), Kurban Bayramı in Turkish, is both Turkey and Islam’s longest holiday stretching for four 1/2 days. The arife takes place on July 8 and will be a half-day for many businesses, while the 9-12 of July is the official holiday, marked by the sacrifice of an animal and distribution of alms.

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