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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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    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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    Wednesday september 20, 2023Day of Mourningcards/flowers
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    Wednesday september 27, 2023Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday november 12, 2023Deepavali/Dipabalicards/flowers
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    Saturday december 30, 2023End of school yearSchool holidays
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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
    School holidays :

    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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    Day of Mourning

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    Wednesday september 20, 2023
    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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    Wednesday september 27, 2023
    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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    Sunday november 12, 2023
    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.

    End of school year

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    Saturday december 30, 2023
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