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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)
    Since May 6, 2022, women are required to wear a burqa
  • Weekend: Friday
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    Thursday february 15, 2024Liberation DaySecular holiday
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    Friday march 8, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday march 11, 2024Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday march 21, 2024NoruzZoroastrian
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    Thursday march 21, 2024Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Monday april 8, 2024Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday april 10, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday april 11, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday april 12, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday april 14, 2024Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday april 16, 2024Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday april 27, 2024Victory DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor DaySecular holiday
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    Friday may 24, 2024Teacher DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday june 15, 2024Mount Arafat DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday june 18, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday june 19, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday july 16, 2024AshuraMuslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday july 17, 2024AshuraMuslim, Sufi
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    Thursday july 25, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Conquest anniversarySecular holiday
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    Sunday august 18, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Saturday august 31, 2024Anniversary of foreign troop withdrawalSecular holiday
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    Saturday august 31, 2024Pachtuns' Day (can be day before or day after)Events, celebrations...
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    Liberation Day

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    Thursday february 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : From 2007 on, celebrates the end of Soviet occupation.

    Mothers' Day

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    Friday march 8, 2024
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    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday march 11, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Noruz

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    Thursday march 21, 2024
    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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    Thursday march 21, 2024
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    Ramadan holiday (beginning)

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    Monday april 8, 2024
    School holidays :

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

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    Wednesday april 10, 2024
    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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    Thursday april 11, 2024
    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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    Friday april 12, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Ramadan holiday (end)

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    Sunday april 14, 2024
    School holidays :

    Ramadan holiday (end)

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    Tuesday april 16, 2024
    School holidays :

    Victory Day

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    Saturday april 27, 2024
    Secular holiday : Victory of the Afghan Jehad against the Soviet occupation

    Labor Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Dedicated to the memory of martyrs who died for their homeland

    Teacher Day

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    Friday may 24, 2024
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    Mount Arafat Day

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    Saturday june 15, 2024
    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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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
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    Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    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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    Tuesday june 18, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

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

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    Wednesday june 19, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Ashura

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    Tuesday july 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Husayn ibn Ali martyrdom day, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) fighting injustice.

    Ashura

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    Wednesday july 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) during his fight against injustice.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday july 25, 2024
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    Conquest anniversary

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : To mark when the Islamist militant group conquered Kabul during the chaotic withdrawal of US-led NATO forces (Aug 15, 2021) from 2022

    Independence Day

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    Sunday august 18, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the 1919 Treaty of Rawalpindi in 1919 which granted independence from Britain. The day was celebrated until 1992, when mujahedeen overthrew the former communist regime. The Taliban restored the celebration in 1996.

    Anniversary of foreign troop withdrawal

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    Saturday august 31, 2024
    Secular holiday : from 2022

    Pachtuns' Day (can be day before or day after)

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    Saturday august 31, 2024
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