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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)
Since May 6, 2022, women are required to wear a burqa
Weekend: Friday

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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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Monday August 8, 2022AshuraMuslim, Sufi
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Friday August 19, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Wednesday August 31, 2022Pachtuns' Day (can be day before or day after)Secular holiday
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Tuesday September 20, 2022Day of Mourningcards/flowers
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Saturday October 8, 2022Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday October 24, 2022Deepavali/Dipabalicards/flowers
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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
Muslim, Sufi :

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
Muslim, Sufi :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Monday July 25, 2022
School holidays :

Ashura

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Monday August 8, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) during his fight against injustice.

Independence Day

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Friday August 19, 2022
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.

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

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Wednesday August 31, 2022
Secular holiday :

Day of Mourning

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Tuesday September 20, 2022
cards/flowers : President of the Islamic State of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996. On 20 September 2011, Rabbani was assassinated by a suicide bomber entering his home in Kabul.

Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday October 8, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Birthday of the Prophet, Mohammed. For nine days there are Parties with fairs, feasting, and parades. Stories are told about how the mountains danced when Mohammed was born, and sang, There is no god but Allah. The trees answered, And Mohammed is his Prophet. Then 7,000 angels brought a golden vase filled with heavenly dew, and his mother bathed the new baby in it. Many stories like these are told to Arab children on the Prophet's Birthday, the happiest day in the Moslem year. paid holiday when falling on Friday

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Monday October 24, 2022
cards/flowers : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days. NOT a public holiday