North Cyprus Holidays
There are several main North Cyprus holidays which mark the most prominent political and historical events.
As the majority of the population are Muslims, they also celebrate religious holidays such as Bairam (internationally known as "Eid") that signifies the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. Bairam is celebrated twice per year (Ramadan Bairam and Kurban Bairam correspondingly) according to the lunar calendar. Bairam begins the night before the indicated dates in the calendar, at the sunset. It is a joyful occasion in North Cyprus when the relatives and friends come together for association and feast with meal.
|| New Year Day
|| National Sovereignty / Children Day
|| Spring and Labour Day
||Youth and Sport Day
||The Birthdate of the Prophet Mohammad
||Peace and Freedom Day
|| TMT day (Turkish Resistance Organization)
||Turkish Republic Day
||Proclamation Day of TRNC
|10-13 January 2006*
|23-25 October 2006*
|31 December 2006 -
3 January 2007*
* Since the Islamic lunar calendar year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year, Ramadan Bairam and Kurban Bairam, migrate throughout the seasons. The estimated start and end dates for Ramadan are listed above.