School Holidays in Turkey 2024-2025 (Official and Actual Dates)

In this short article, All-Holidays.Info will consider the following topic: school holidays in Turkey 2024-2025. We will provide the exact dates of summer, semester and midterm holidays (official and actual). Also in the publication you will find a list of important public holidays in the 2024-2025 academic year, when schools in Turkey are closed.

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School Holidays in Turkey 2024-2025

Below are the school holidays in Turkey for the 2024-2025 school year. The dates are given in two formats. The official start and end dates of school holidays do not include the preceding and following Saturdays and Sundays. They are given by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Turkey. The actual dates are given taking into account the days off from school before and after the official school holidays.

  • Summer holidays 2024: from June 15 (Saturday) to September 8, 2024 (Sunday).
  • First Term Midterm: 11th November (Monday) to 15th November (Friday), 2024. Actual Dates: 9th November (Saturday) to 17th November (Sunday), 2024.
  • Semester break: 20th January (Monday) to 31st January (Friday), 2025. Actual dates: 18th January (Saturday) to 2nd February (Sunday), 2025.
  • Second semester midterm break: 31 March (Monday) to 4 April (Friday), 2025. Actual dates: 29 March (Saturday) to 6 April (Sunday), 2025.
  • Summer holidays 2025: from June 21, 2025 (Saturday).

IMPORTANT! From Monday, September 2 to Friday, September 6, 2024, integration trainings will be held in schools. They are intended for students entering first grade and for those entering preschool education.

Public holidays in Turkey in the 2024-2025 academic year

In addition to summer, semester and midterm holidays, children have holidays during public holidays in Turkey.

  • 28 October 2024 (Monday) – Republic Day Eve (see below).
  • October 29, 2024 (Tuesday) – Republic Day.
  • January 1, 2025 (Monday) – New Year.
  • March 29, 2025 (Saturday) – Ramadan Eve (mid-term break).
  • March 30, 2025 (Sunday) – Ramadan Holiday, Day 1 (interim holiday).
  • March 31, 2025 (Monday) – Ramadan Holiday, Day 2 (interim holiday).
  • April 1, 2025 (Tuesday) – Ramadan Holiday, Day 3 (interim holiday).
  • April 23, 2025 (Wednesday) – National Sovereignty Day and Children’s Day.
  • May 1, 2025 (Thursday) – Labor and Solidarity Day
  • May 19, 2025 (Monday) – Ataturk Remembrance Day, Youth and Sports Day
  • June 5, 2025 (Thursday) – Eve of Eid al-Adha (Day of Arafat, see below).
  • June 6, 2025 (Friday) – Eid al-Adha, day 1.
  • June 7, 2025 (Saturday) – Eid al-Adha, 2nd day.
  • June 8, 2025 (Sunday) – Eid al-Adha, day 3.
  • June 9, 2025 (Monday) – Eid al-Adha, day 4.

IMPORTANT! The Day of Arafat (Eve of Eid al-Adha) and the Eve of Republic Day are half-working days. We recommend that you check with your school for the class schedule on Monday, October 28, 2024 and Thursday, June 5, 2025.

In this publication, All-Holidays.Info considered the following topic: school holidays in Turkey 2024-2025. We provided the official and actual dates of summer, semester and midterm holidays in Turkish schools. We also provided a list of public holidays in the 2024-2025 academic year. We hope you found what you were looking for. Don’t forget to share this publication with your friends!