Turkey extends Eid holiday to 9 days

Published 09.06.2016 15:10
Updated 09.06.2016 16:40

Turkey has extended the Eid al-Fitr holiday from the standard three-and-a-half days to nine days, the Prime Ministry announced in a statement on Thursday.

The religious holiday, which marks the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, will officially start on July 5 and end on July 7.

However, the eve of the holiday on July 4 is usually also considered a half-day work day in Turkey.

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