Public Holidays

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 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 name20212022202320242025
Night Journey of the ProphetMar, 10thFeb, 28thFeb, 17thFeb, 6thJan, 26th
Beginning of RamadanApr, 13thApr, 3rdMar, 23rdMar, 11thMar, 1st
Festival of breaking the fastEid al-FitrMay, 12thMay, 2ndApr, 21stApr, 9thMar, 30th
Feast of sacrificeEid al-QurbanJul, 19thJul, 9thJun, 28thJun, 16thJun, 6th
Islamic New YearAug, 9thJul, 29thJul, 18thJul, 7thJun, 26th
Death of the 3rd Imam HusainAshuraAug, 18thAug, 7thJul, 27thJul, 16thJul, 5th
Arba'eenArba'eenSep, 28thSep, 17thSep, 6thAug, 26thAug, 15th
Birthday of the Prophet MuhammadMawlid an-NabiOct, 18thOct, 7thSep, 26thSep, 15thSep, 4th

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