Ramadan is The Islamic holy month (called Ramazan in Turkey), a particular time. The sacred month and the 3-day celebration that follows it can affect travelers’ plans.
Being an Islamic holiday, Ramadan occurs 11 days earlier each following year.

Here are the expected Ramadan dates for the next few years.

Ramazan                                                 Bayram
2016: 6 June – 4 July                             4-7 July
2017: 26 May – 25 June                        25-27 June
2018: 15 May – 14 June                         14-17 June

Ramazan is followed directly by the three-day public holiday of Ramazan Bayramı (also called Şeker Bayramı, Candy Festival; Eid al-Fitr or Eid es-Seghir in Arabic ) which happens on these (estimated) dates:

2016
Half-day “preparation” (arife) celebration on Monday, 4 July, full-day holidays on 5, 6 & 7 July, with travel affected over Sunday, 10 July.

2017
Half-day “preparation” (arife) celebration on Friday, 26 June, full-day celebrations on 27, 28 & 29 June.

2018
Half-day “preparation” (arife) holiday on 15 May, full-day holidays on 16, 17 & 18 May, with travel affected during the weekend until Sunday, 20 May.

Written by BeforeTravel