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 2021-2022 year
Tuesday 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)
Tuesday 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)
Monday 2 May
- 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
Sunday 7 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.