Holiday Calendar for Afghanistan
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Capital: Kabul. Afghani Official languages: Dari (persian) and pashto. Afghanistan holidays are observed with zeal, and people are devoted to religious events.
National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2020-2021 year
Monday 21 December
- Yalda Night
(شب يلدا Shab-e Yalda, Shab-e Chelle - Persian festival held on the longest and darkest night of the year. Celebrated in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan)
Monday 8 March
- Mother's Day in Afghanistan
(also Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan)
Wednesday 18 August
(is a major festival for Shia Muslims and commemorates the martyrdom at Karbala of Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet)
Some afghani traditions
Afghanistan holidays might not be for everyone but if you’re willing to be brave then fortune will surely follow.