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Holiday Calendar for Afghanistan

Holiday Calendar for Afghanistan for 2023-2024 year
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. Help us Help us 

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2023-2024 year

February 2023

Wednesday 15 February - Liberation Day in Afghanistan (withdrawal of the Soviet occupation forces)

March 2023

Wednesday 8 March - Mother's Day in Albania (also Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan)

April 2023

Friday 21 April - Eid al-Fitr (also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan); Eid al-Fitr

May 2023

Monday 1 May - Loya Jirga Gathering Holiday (Kabul, Afghanistan. Holiday date may vary)

June 2023

Tuesday 27 June - The Day of Arafah (is an Islamic holiday that falls on the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar)
Wednesday 28 June - Kurban Hait or Eid-al-Adha or Kurban-bayram (Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Hari Raya Aidiladha in Brunei)

July 2023

Thursday 27 July - Ashura (is a major festival for Shia Muslims and commemorates the martyrdom at Karbala of Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet)

August 2023

Saturday 19 August - Afghan Independence Day (also Jeshyn-Afghan Day. Commemorates the Treaty of Rawalpindi in 1919, granting independence from Britain)
Thursday 31 August - Baloch-Pakhtun Unity Day (Balochs and Pashtuns, International observance)

September 2023

Wednesday 27 September - The Prophet's Birthday or Mawleed al Nabi (or Mawlid al-Nabi. There is not a single verse in the Qur'an OR a Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) forbidding the celebration of Prophet's birthday)

December 2023

Thursday 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)

Some afghani traditions

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