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Afghanistan (Islamic Emirate of) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

Afghanistan (Islamic Emirate of) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Afghani (AFA)
Iso code: AF - Internet extension: .af - Telephone code: +93 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset (AFT): +4:30 (DST: no)
Weekend: Friday

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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Tuesday February 15, 2022Liberation DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday March 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday March 21, 2022NoruzZoroastrian
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Monday March 21, 2022Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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Tuesday March 22, 2022NoruzZoroastrian
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Saturday April 2, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Sunday April 3, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Events, celebrations...
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Thursday April 28, 2022Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday April 28, 2022Victory DaySecular holiday
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday May 4, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Saturday May 7, 2022Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday May 16, 2022Optional holidayBuddhism (Theravada)
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Tuesday May 24, 2022Teacher DayEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Friday July 8, 2022Mount Arafat DaySecular holiday
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Saturday July 9, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday July 11, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday July 25, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Schools have been shut 33 weeks due to Covid epidemics
Girls may not attend school after the age of eleven
number of instructional days per year in lower secondary education: between 200 and 230 days (prior to Taliban takeover)

Dates confirmed till Oct 2021

Liberation Day

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Tuesday February 15, 2022
Secular holiday : From 2007 on, celebrates the end of Soviet occupation.

Mothers' Day

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Tuesday March 8, 2022
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Noruz

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Monday March 21, 2022
Zoroastrian : Zoroastrian New Year and celebration of Righteousness Divine Spirit Asha Vahishta, creator of fire. Feast of Ahura Mazda, Spring Equinox

Beginning of school year

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Monday March 21, 2022
School holidays :

Noruz

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Tuesday March 22, 2022
Zoroastrian : Zoroastrian New Year and celebration of Righteousness Divine Spirit Asha Vahishta, creator of fire. Feast of Ahura Mazda, Spring Equinox

Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday April 2, 2022
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday April 3, 2022
Culture : Originally Ramadama is the name of the ninth month in the Arab world. It is, above all, a month of fasting. Fasting was not born with Islam. The abstaining from eating and drinking is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, preceding the prophet Muhammad. Thus, in the Bible, it is mentioned that Queen Esther asked the Jews to fast for three days before asking her husband to spare the Jews. According to the New Testament, Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert. Referring to this episode, Christianity has a fasting period of 40 days called Lent . Today, the fasting period of practicing Catholics lasts from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. The start of Ramadan generally depends on local observation of the moon crescent, but others choose the calculation of the new moon or the statement of Saudi Arabia to determine the start of the fasting period. The three main prohibitions of Ramadan are: eat, drink and have sex, It is possible to swallow one's own saliva, but not the water with which mouth was rinsed. Practitioners can go swimming or take a shower, as long as they do not swallow water. Alcohol-based perfume is prohibited. Nail biting is allowed as long as nails are clean. Dates fruit are recommended after breaking of the fast, provided they do not come from Israel. Travelers, pregnant or nursing or menstruating women are allowed to stop fasting. Practitioners usually gain weight during this period. Punishments are particularly heavy year Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. working hours during the month of Ramadan:09:00-14:00

Ramadan holiday (beginning)

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Thursday April 28, 2022
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Victory Day

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Thursday April 28, 2022
Secular holiday : Victory of the Afghan Jehad against the Soviet occupation

Labor Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Dedicated to the memory of martyrs who died for their homeland

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday May 2, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed.

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Wednesday May 4, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Ramadan holiday (end)

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Saturday May 7, 2022
School holidays :

Optional holiday

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Monday May 16, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition. Not a paid holiday - Hinduist community only

Teacher Day

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Tuesday May 24, 2022
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Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
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Mount Arafat Day

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Friday July 8, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemorates the day the Prophet Abraham took his son Ishmael out into the wilderness to sacrifice him to God. As he raised the knife to take his only son's life in obedience to God's command, his hand was stopped and the Lord provided a ram in Ishmael's place.

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday July 9, 2022
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Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday July 11, 2022
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Summer holiday (beginning)

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Monday July 25, 2022
School holidays :