One of the major religious holiday celebrations in Turkey and the rest of the Muslim world is just around the corner. The Holy month of Ramazan or Ramadan continues now when religious people are abstaining from food and drink for the daytime, many religious people will refrain from many secular activities. The restrictions are less sever in tourism areas like Marmaris, Bodrum, Fethiye, Kusadasi and Antalya but most traditions and religious beliefs are observed. At the end of the Holy month of Ramazan the Ramazan Bayramı or Ramazan festival is one of the most festive times in Turkey.
What you will love about Ramazan Festival in Turkey is the sweets, especially traditional Turkish baklava and treats for children including free amusement parks for kids, shopping, special offers around Marmaris.
This year the Ramazan festival is to be observed nationwide Fri, Apr 21, 2023 – Sun, Apr 23, 2023. So it is going to be a long weekend in Marmaris and all of Turkey. Businesses, schools, banks and government services will cease normal operations for the duration of the holiday.
Increased security, business closures, and transport disruptions are likely. What we would advise is confirm and double check travel arrangements and business appointments. Limit nonessential travel during the holiday and allow additional time to reach destinations. Plan going out and meals ahead of time, as most restaurants will be closed during the fasting period in Ramazan month or fully booked during the Ramazan festival.