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

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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 next 3 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

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Name Date Kind
Day of Mourning*Monday May 10, 2021Special Events 
Ramadan holiday (beginning)Wednesday May 12, 2021School holidays 
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Thursday May 13, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
Ramadan holiday (end)Friday May 14, 2021School holidays 
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Friday May 14, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Saturday May 15, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
Teacher DayMonday May 24, 2021Culture 
optional holiday**Wednesday May 26, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
Fathers' DaySunday June 20, 2021cards/flowers 
Mount Arafat Day*Monday July 19, 2021Secular holiday 
Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)**Tuesday July 20, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Wednesday July 21, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Thursday July 22, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
summer holiday (beginning)Sunday July 25, 2021School holidays 
summer holiday (end)Tuesday August 10, 2021School holidays 
Independence Day*Thursday August 19, 2021National Day 
Ashura*Thursday August 19, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
Pachtuns' Day (can be day before or day after)Tuesday August 31, 2021Secular holiday 

Labor Day -
Sunday May 1, 2022

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


Day of Mourning -
Monday May 10, 2021

Special Events : In tribute to the terrorist bombing victims


Ramadan holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday May 12, 2021

School holidays :


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Thursday May 13, 2021

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) -
Friday May 14, 2021

School holidays :


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday May 14, 2021

Muslim, Sufi :


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday May 15, 2021

Muslim, Sufi :


Teacher Day -
Monday May 24, 2021

Culture :


Optional holiday -
Wednesday May 26, 2021

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. Hinduist community only Not a paid holiday


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 20, 2021

cards/flowers :


Mount Arafat Day -
Monday July 19, 2021

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) -
Tuesday July 20, 2021

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) -
Wednesday July 21, 2021

Muslim, Sufi :


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Thursday July 22, 2021

Muslim, Sufi :


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Sunday July 25, 2021

School holidays :


Summer holiday (end) -
Tuesday August 10, 2021

School holidays :


Independence Day -
Thursday August 19, 2021

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.


Ashura -
Thursday August 19, 2021

Muslim, Sufi : Husayn ibn Ali martyrdom day, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) fighting injustice.


Pachtuns' Day (can be day before or day after) -
Tuesday August 31, 2021

Secular holiday :