The month of July is rich in public holidays around the world: Find out more details about the Independence Day in the USA, followed by days off in the Czech Republic & Slovakia, and finally the Feast of the Sacrifice in Turkey.
These holidays can influence the closure of your suppliers abroad. It is therefore advisable to get in touch with them and find out who is their backup contact in case an urgent shipment needs to be organized.
We can help you organize the fastest last-minute transport within Europe or overseas.
2-4 July in the USA: Independence Day
On July 4, 1776, a document drafted by Thomas Jefferson declared independence from the British Empire and was the beginning of the United States of America. The main traditions are fireworks, barbecues, parades, and flag-raising ceremonies.
Shipments: Most organizations will be closed but there will be a skeletal crew working specially for time-critical air shipments. Check with us about available flights to depart before the weekend.
5 July in CZ & SK: Saints Cyril and Methodius’ Day
6 July in CZ: Jan Hus Day
Jan Hus was a Czech priest advocating church reforms for which he was executed by the Catholic Church on 6 July 1415.
Shipments: For most oversea air freight, we use airports outside of CZ&SK. However, a possible restriction is a closure of a local customs office or the whole factory which would postpone the pickup/delivery date. Therefore, place your orders before 4 July.
9-17 July in Turkey: The Feast of Sacrifice
One of the oldest Islamic holidays in Turkey. It commemorates Prophet Abraham agreeing to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God who then sent him a ram to sacrifice instead.
On the first day, men go to a mosque for a special morning prayer, and then a sheep is sacrificed. People spent time with relatives and neighbours as all administrative buildings and schools are closed.
Shipments: Book latest by Thursday morning (7 July) to fly on Friday morning (8 July) and get your shipments delivered in Europe on Friday evening. Later operations will resume only on Monday, 18 July.