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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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    Wednesday February 15, 2023Liberation DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023NoruzZoroastrian
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    Tuesday March 21, 2023Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Events, celebrations...
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    Tuesday April 18, 2023Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 21, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Saturday April 22, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday April 23, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday April 24, 2023Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday April 28, 2023Victory DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday May 24, 2023Teacher DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Tuesday June 27, 2023Mount Arafat DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday June 28, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday June 29, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday June 30, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday July 25, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Tuesday August 15, 2023Conquest anniversarySecular holiday
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    Saturday August 19, 2023Independence DayNational Day
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    Thursday August 31, 2023Anniversary of foreign troop withdrawalSecular holiday
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    Thursday August 31, 2023Pachtuns' Day (can be day before or day after)Events, celebrations...
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    Liberation Day

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    Wednesday February 15, 2023
    Secular holiday : From 2007 on, celebrates the end of Soviet occupation.

    Mothers' Day

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
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    Noruz

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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    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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    Tuesday March 21, 2023
    School holidays :

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

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
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    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    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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    Tuesday April 18, 2023
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    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Friday April 21, 2023
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    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
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    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    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.

    Ramadan holiday (end)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
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    Victory Day

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    Friday April 28, 2023
    Secular holiday : Victory of the Afghan Jehad against the Soviet occupation

    Labor Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Dedicated to the memory of martyrs who died for their homeland

    Teacher Day

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    Wednesday May 24, 2023
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
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    Mount Arafat Day

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    Tuesday June 27, 2023
    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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    Wednesday June 28, 2023
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    Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday June 29, 2023
    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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    Friday June 30, 2023
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday July 25, 2023
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    Conquest anniversary

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    Tuesday August 15, 2023
    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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    Saturday August 19, 2023
    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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    Thursday August 31, 2023
    Secular holiday : from 2022

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

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    Thursday August 31, 2023
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