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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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Mount Arafat Day*Sunday September 11, 2016Secular holiday 
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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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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Tuesday September 13, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Wednesday September 14, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)*Sunday October 2, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Ashura*Tuesday October 11, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Ashura*Wednesday October 12, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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parliamentary electionSaturday October 15, 2016Special Events 
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parliamentary electionSaturday October 15, 2016Special Events 
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Deepavali/Dipabali**Sunday October 30, 2016cards/flowers 
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Heroes Day -
Saturday September 9, 2017

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 -
Sunday September 11, 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 - 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.


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday September 13, 2016

Muslim, Sufi :


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday September 14, 2016

Muslim, Sufi :


Day of Mourning -
Wednesday September 20, 2017

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.


El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Sunday October 2, 2016

Muslim, Sufi : The event where Muhammad fled Mecca with a small group of followers to go to Medina (Yathrib) in the year 622 A.D., under mounting hostility towards Muhammad. Muslim calendar starts from this date (A.H.), which was established in `Umar's reign. Medina is about 200 miles north of Mecca. Muhammad arrived there on 20th Sep 622 A.D. The name of the city was changed to Medinatu'l-Nabi (city of the Prophet).


Ashura -
Tuesday October 11, 2016

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


Ashura -
Wednesday October 12, 2016

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


Parliamentary election -
Saturday October 15, 2016

Special Events :


Parliamentary election -
Saturday October 15, 2016

Special Events :


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Sunday October 30, 2016

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