Public Holidays

Public holidays in Afghanistan

In the Christian world, most holidays are oriented towards Easter or Christmas. But 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-floating holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

Jan. 1stNew Year's Day
Feb. 15thLiberation Day
April 28thVictory Day
May 1stLabor Day
Aug. 19thIndependence Day

Moving Holidays in Afghanistan

Night Journey of the ProphetFeb. 17thFeb. 6thJan. 26thJan. 15thDec. 25th
Beginning of RamadanMarch 23rdMarch 11thMarch 1stFeb. 18thFeb. 8th
Festival of breaking the fastApril 21stApril 9thMarch 30thMarch 19thMarch 9th
Feast of sacrificeJune 28thJune 16thJune 6thMay 26thMay 16th
Islamic New YearJuly 18thJuly 7thJune 26thJune 16thJune 5th
Death of the 3rd Imam HusainJuly 27thJuly 16thJuly 5thJune 25thJune 14th
Arba'eenSept. 6thAug. 26thAug. 15thAug. 5thJuly 25th
Birthday of the Prophet MuhammadSept. 26thSept. 15thSept. 4thAug. 25thAug. 14th

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