Public holidays in Afghanistan 2021-2025
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||Yılbaşı|
|Feb, 15th||Liberation Day|
|Apr, 28th||Victory Day|
|May, 1st||Labor Day|
|Aug, 19th||Independence Day|
Moving Holidays in Afghanistan
|Night Journey of the Prophet||Mar, 10th||Feb, 28th||Feb, 17th||Feb, 6th||Jan, 26th|
|Beginning of Ramadan||Apr, 13th||Apr, 3rd||Mar, 23rd||Mar, 11th||Mar, 1st|
|Festival of breaking the fast||Eid al-Fitr||May, 12th||May, 2nd||Apr, 21st||Apr, 9th||Mar, 30th|
|Feast of sacrifice||Eid al-Qurban||Jul, 19th||Jul, 9th||Jun, 28th||Jun, 16th||Jun, 6th|
|Islamic New Year||Aug, 9th||Jul, 29th||Jul, 18th||Jul, 7th||Jun, 26th|
|Death of the 3rd Imam Husain||Ashura||Aug, 18th||Aug, 7th||Jul, 27th||Jul, 16th||Jul, 5th|
|Arba'een||Arba'een||Sep, 28th||Sep, 17th||Sep, 6th||Aug, 26th||Aug, 15th|
|Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad||Mawlid an-Nabi||Oct, 18th||Oct, 7th||Sep, 26th||Sep, 15th||Sep, 4th|