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Afghanistan : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



Iso code: AF - Internet extension: .af - Telephone code: +93 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset (AFT): +4:30 (DST: no)
Currency: Afghani (AFA) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Friday

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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Saturday June 16, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Fathers' DaySunday June 17, 2018cards/flowers 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Sunday June 17, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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parliamentary electionSaturday July 7, 2018Special Events 
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Independence Day*Sunday August 19, 2018National Day 
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Mount Arafat Day*Monday August 20, 2018Secular holiday 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Tuesday August 21, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)**Wednesday August 22, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Thursday August 23, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Ashura*Thursday September 20, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Ashura*Friday September 21, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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parliamentary electionSaturday October 20, 2018Special Events 
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parliamentary electionSaturday October 20, 2018Special Events 
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Deepavali/Dipabali**Wednesday November 7, 2018cards/flowers 
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Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)**Wednesday November 21, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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end of school yearSunday December 30, 2018School holidays 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday June 16, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed. In India, except in Arunachal Pradesh.


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018

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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Sunday June 17, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


Parliamentary election -
Saturday July 7, 2018

Special Events :


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Thursday July 25, 2019

School holidays :


Summer holiday (end) -
Saturday August 10, 2019

School holidays :


Independence Day -
Sunday August 19, 2018

Secular holiday : Commemorates the 1919 Treaty of Rawalpindi in 1919 which granted independence from Britain. The day was celebrated until 1992, when mujahedeen overthrew the former communist regime. The Taliban restored the celebration in 1996.


Mount Arafat Day -
Monday August 20, 2018

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day the Prophet Abraham took his son Ishmael out into the wilderness to sacrifice him to God. As he raised the knife to take his only son's life in obedience to God's command, his hand was stopped and the Lord provided a ram in Ishmael's place.


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday August 21, 2018

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Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday August 22, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Thursday August 23, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


Pachtuns' Day (can be day before or day after) -
Saturday August 31, 2019

Secular holiday :


Heroes Day -
Monday September 9, 2019

Banks only : In tribute to Ahmad Shah Massoud (September 2, 1953 – September 9, 2001), a military and political leader in Afghanistan known as the 'Lion of Panjshir'


Ashura -
Thursday September 20, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Husayn ibn Ali martyrdom day, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) fighting injustice.


Day of Mourning -
Friday September 20, 2019

cards/flowers : President of the Islamic State of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996. On 20 September 2011, Rabbani was assassinated by a suicide bomber entering his home in Kabul.


Ashura -
Friday September 21, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) during his fight against injustice.


Parliamentary election -
Saturday October 20, 2018

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Parliamentary election -
Saturday October 20, 2018

Special Events :


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Wednesday November 7, 2018

cards/flowers : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days. NOT a public holiday


Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday November 21, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Birthday of the Prophet, Mohammed. For nine days there are Parties with fairs, feasting, and parades. Stories are told about how the mountains danced when Mohammed was born, and sang, There is no god but Allah. The trees answered, And Mohammed is his Prophet. Then 7,000 angels brought a golden vase filled with heavenly dew, and his mother bathed the new baby in it. Many stories like these are told to Arab children on the Prophet's Birthday, the happiest day in the Moslem year. paid holiday when falling on Friday


End of school year -
Sunday December 30, 2018

School holidays :