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
Wednesday 18 August
(is a major festival for Shia Muslims and commemorates the martyrdom at Karbala of Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet)
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)
Some afghani traditions
Afghanistan holidays might not be for everyone but if youíre willing to be brave then fortune will surely follow.