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Public Holidays

Public holidays in Afghanistan 2022-2026



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.

dateholidayLocal name
Jan, 1stNew Year's DayYılbaşı
Feb, 15thLiberation Day
Apr, 28thVictory Day
May, 1stLabor Day
Aug, 19thIndependence Day



Moving Holidays in Afghanistan

holidayLocal name20222023202420252026
Night Journey of the ProphetFeb, 28thFeb, 17thFeb, 6thJan, 26thJan, 15th
Beginning of RamadanApr, 3rdMar, 23rdMar, 11thMar, 1stFeb, 18th
Festival of breaking the fastEid al-FitrMay, 2ndApr, 21stApr, 9thMar, 30thMar, 19th
Feast of sacrificeEid al-QurbanJul, 9thJun, 28thJun, 16thJun, 6thMay, 26th
Islamic New YearJul, 29thJul, 18thJul, 7thJun, 26thJun, 16th
Death of the 3rd Imam HusainAshuraAug, 7thJul, 27thJul, 16thJul, 5thJun, 25th
Arba'eenArba'eenSep, 17thSep, 6thAug, 26thAug, 15thAug, 5th
Birthday of the Prophet MuhammadMawlid an-NabiOct, 7thSep, 26thSep, 15thSep, 4thAug, 25th

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