Public Holidays

Public holidays in Afghanistan 2020-2024

In the Christian world, most holidays are oriented towards Easter or Christmas. But also in other countries far away from home there is enough reason to celebrate.

Not all holidays are statuted by law - and those that are, do not necessarily mean a day off in all regions of Afghanistan. Rather, it is often up to the respective parts of the country whether the holiday is also a day off.

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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

holidayLocal namedate
New Year's DayYılbaşıJan, 1st
Liberation DayFeb, 15th
Victory DayApr, 28th
Labor DayMay, 1st
Independence DayAug, 19th

Moving Holidays in Afghanistan

holidayLocal name20202021202220232024
Night Journey of the ProphetMar, 21stMar, 10thFeb, 28thFeb, 17thFeb, 6th
Beginning of RamadanApr, 24thApr, 13thApr, 3rdMar, 23rdMar, 11th
Festival of breaking the fastEid al-FitrMay, 23rdMay, 12thMay, 2ndApr, 21stApr, 9th
Feast of sacrificeEid al-QurbanJul, 30thJul, 19thJul, 9thJun, 28thJun, 16th
Islamic New YearAug, 19thAug, 9thJul, 29thJul, 18thJul, 7th
Death of the 3rd Imam HusainAshuraAug, 28thAug, 18thAug, 7thJul, 27thJul, 16th
Arba'eenArba'eenOct, 8thSep, 28thSep, 17thSep, 6thAug, 26th
Birthday of the Prophet MuhammadMawlid an-NabiOct, 28thOct, 18thOct, 7thSep, 26thSep, 15th