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Afghanistan : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

Afghanistan : 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 current 2 months

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

vernaculars, Pashtu(18 million speakers), Tajik (5 million speakers), Dari ...
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Day of Mourning*Sunday April 23, 2017Special Events 
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Victory Day*Friday April 28, 2017Secular holiday 
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Victory Day*Saturday April 29, 2017Secular holiday 
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Labor Day*Monday May 1, 2017Secular holiday 
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Vesak (Hinduist community only)*Wednesday May 10, 2017Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Teacher DayWednesday May 24, 2017Culture 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Saturday May 27, 2017Muslim, Sufi 
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Day of Mourning -
Sunday April 23, 2017

Special Events : In tribute of the military victims of a terrorist attack in the northern region

Victory Day -
Friday April 28, 2017

Secular holiday : Victory of the Afghan Jehad against the Soviet occupation

Victory Day -
Saturday April 29, 2017

Secular holiday : Victory of the Afghan Jehad against the Soviet occupation

Labor Day -
Monday May 1, 2017

Secular holiday : Dedicated to the memory of martyrs who died for their homeland

Vesak (Hinduist community only) -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

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.

Teacher Day -
Wednesday May 24, 2017

Culture :

Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday May 27, 2017

Muslim, Sufi : 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.