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Ramazan Bayramı – Eid al-Fitr

May 2 May 4 UTC+3

Ramazan Bayramı, also known as Eid al-Fitr, officially starts on May 2, however certain religious holiday’s have an “arife,” best described as the “eve” of the occasion, thus many places of businesses will begin their holiday with a half-day on Sunday, May 1. The holiday then continues for three full days, from May 2 to 4, however, most shops and museums will reopen from May 3 while many remain open throughout the duration.

In Turkey, the holiday is also referred to as Şeker Bayramı, which translates to the “Feast of the Sweets” as it is tradition for children to visit neighbors and family members to be gifted candies, so you might want to have something sweet to gift on hand. It is also customary for hosts to offer sweets to their guests as visiting friends and family is also par for the tradition.

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