Eid al Fitr is a special day among families and friends throughout the Islamic world. This two to three-day festival takes place immediately following the end of the month of Ramadan and is the most significant and joyous observance of the Islamic faith. 

In essence, Eid al Fitr presents the faithful with the opportunity to thank God for having granted them the strength and conviction to complete the obligatory fast and obey His commandments during the holy month of Ramadan. By doing so, Muslims rejoice in returning to a state of fitra (innocence/purity), having been pardoned of all their transgressions, thus starting life anew.

As we prepare to welcome the holiest of months, here are the dates, public holidays, and observances for welcoming and celebrating Eid al Fitr 2025 in Turkey.    

Eid Mubarak! 

Eid al Fitr 2025 Turkey date

The Islamic calendar is lunar and based on the moon’s sighting compared to the Gregorian calendar, a solar calendar. Determining the date of the Eid al-Fitr depends on the sighting of the crescent moon (a day after the new moon).

As such, the process of determining the date of the Eid al-Fitr can only be performed under cover of the night. Should the crescent moon not be spotted, Ramadan continues for another day. 

Eid al-Fitr in 2025 is expected to fall on 31st March or 1st April, subject to the sighting of the moon. In the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr is observed on the 1st and 2nd day of Shawwal. Please note that dates may vary and are subject to change based on the moon’s sighting.

Eid al Fitr 2025 Turkey holidays

During the holiday, schools and most businesses are closed as Turkey typically celebrates the festivities by spending some time with families and relatives, with some even opting to travel for Eid.

However, the date for the Eid Fitr holidays in Turkey for 2025 has not yet been announced.

Please note that we will update the information as and when released by the officials.

Eid al Fitr in Turkey

In Turkey, the religious festival Eid al-Fitr, also called ‘Sweet Feast’ (Şeker Bayramı), marks the end of a month-long fast in the Islamic world. As the name suggests, this three-day celebration revolves around indulging in various sweet treats, including candies, chocolates, Turkish delight, and the beloved homemade baklava.

Shops and markets buzz with activity the day before Eid as last-minute shoppers rush to buy bags of sweets, new clothes, and bottles of eau de cologne. Meanwhile, kitchens are abuzz with activity as cooks prepare baklava and other delicacies like stuffed vine leaves, which are essential for special occasions.

The Eid day commences with a special prayer at mosques, with men typically attending, although some women also join. Upon returning home, family members exchange greetings in a traditional manner, often with a hand kiss—a gesture where the young kiss the right hand of their elders and then touch it to their forehead. In return, children may receive sweets, chocolates, pocket money, or even a handkerchief from those upholding the customs.

Breakfast gatherings with extended family members are common, though they are brief, considering the anticipation of sweets and chocolates throughout the day. Families often pay short visits to neighbors and relatives, while the older generation tends to stay at home, expecting visits from their younger loved ones. Children form groups to go from house to house, collecting colorful candies or money in their bags, adding to the festive spirit of the day.


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