Public holidays in Afghanistan
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 holidaysNon-statutory holidays are written in gray.
|Jan. 1st||New Year's Day|
|Feb. 15th||Liberation Day|
|April 28th||Victory Day|
|May 1st||Labor Day|
|Aug. 19th||Independence Day|
Moving Holidays in Afghanistan
|Night Journey of the Prophet||Feb. 28th||Feb. 17th||Feb. 6th||Jan. 26th||Jan. 15th|
|Beginning of Ramadan||April 3rd||March 23rd||March 11th||March 1st||Feb. 18th|
|Festival of breaking the fast||May 2nd||April 21st||April 9th||March 30th||March 19th|
|Feast of sacrifice||July 9th||June 28th||June 16th||June 6th||May 26th|
|Islamic New Year||July 29th||July 18th||July 7th||June 26th||June 16th|
|Death of the 3rd Imam Husain||Aug. 7th||July 27th||July 16th||July 5th||June 25th|
|Arba'een||Sept. 17th||Sept. 6th||Aug. 26th||Aug. 15th||Aug. 5th|
|Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad||Oct. 7th||Sept. 26th||Sept. 15th||Sept. 4th||Aug. 25th|