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Holiday Calendar for Afghanistan

Holiday Calendar for Afghanistan for 2021-2022 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.

National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2021-2022 year

December 2021

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)

February 2022

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

March 2022

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)

April 2022

May 2022

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

July 2022

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

August 2022

Sunday 7 August - Ashura (is a major festival for Shia Muslims and commemorates the martyrdom at Karbala of Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet)
Friday 19 August - Afghan Independence Day (olso Jeshyn-Afghan Day. Commemorates the Treaty of Rawalpindi in 1919, granting independence from Britain)
Wednesday 31 August - Baloch-Pakhtun Unity Day (Balochs and Pashtuns, International observance)

September 2022

October 2022

Saturday 8 October - 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)

Some afghani traditions

Afghanistan holidays might not be for everyone but if you’re willing to be brave then fortune will surely follow.
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