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Afghanistan : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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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Independence Day*Thursday August 18, 2016National Day 
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Pachtuns' Day (can be day before or day after)Wednesday August 31, 2016Secular holiday 
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Heroes Day*Friday September 9, 2016Banks only 
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Mount Arafat Day*Saturday September 10, 2016Secular holiday 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Sunday September 11, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)*Monday September 12, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Day of Mourning*Tuesday September 20, 2016Secular holiday 
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Summer holiday (end) -
Thursday August 10, 2017

School holidays (please double check) :


Independence Day -
Thursday August 18, 2016

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.


Pachtuns' Day (can be day before or day after) -
Wednesday August 31, 2016

Secular holiday :


Heroes Day -
Friday September 9, 2016

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'


Mount Arafat Day -
Saturday September 10, 2016

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) -
Sunday September 11, 2016

Muslim, Sufi :


Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Monday September 12, 2016

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.


Day of Mourning -
Tuesday September 20, 2016

Secular holiday : 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.