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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 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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    Sunday june 16, 2024Mount Arafat DaySecular holiday
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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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    Sunday september 15, 2024Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday september 20, 2024Day of Mourningcards/flowers
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    Friday november 1, 2024Deepavali/Dipabalicards/flowers
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    Monday december 30, 2024End of school yearSchool holidays
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    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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    Mount Arafat Day

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    Sunday june 16, 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 - 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
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    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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    Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday september 15, 2024
    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

    Day of Mourning

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    Friday september 20, 2024
    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.

    Deepavali/Dipabali

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    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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    Monday december 30, 2024
    School holidays :