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Afghanistan bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name
Thu International Workers' Day
Sat Start of Ramadan (Awal Ramadan)
Mon Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Tue Eid al Fitr Holiday
Wed Eid al Fitr Holiday
Tue Independence Day (Jeshen)
Mon Public Holiday (Inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani)
Fri Arafat Day
Sat Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Sun Eid al Adha Holiday
Mon Eid al Adha Holiday
Mon Ashura
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Recent News and Updates

30 Apr 2014 Afghanistan Public Holiday May 1st (Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) The government of Afghanistan has declared Thursday, May 1st, 2014, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of the annual International Workers' Day public holiday in Afghanistan.  10 Mar 2014 Afghanistan Public Holiday March 11 (Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) Afghanistan's ministry of labor and social affairs has declared tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday throughout Afghanistan.  22 Feb 2014 Afghanistan 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) The government of Afghanistan has announced its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Afghanistan for the calendar year 2014.  11 Jan 2014 Afghanistan 2014 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) The government of Afghanistan has declared Monday, January 13, 2014, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of the annual Birthday celebration of prophet Mohammad ("Milad al Nabi").  17 Nov 2013 Afghanistan Public Holidays November 19-24 (Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) The government of Afghanistan has declared a six day period of public holidays from Tuesday to Sunday, November 19-24, 2013, on account of the upcoming Loya Jirga tribal conference.  06 Nov 2013 Afghanistan Public Holiday November 13 (Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) The government of Afghanistan has declared Wednesday, November 13, 2013, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of Ashura.  12 Aug 2013 Afghanistan Public Holiday August 19 (Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) The government of Afghanistan has declared Monday, August 19, 2013, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of the National Day of Afghanistan.  19 Mar 2013 Afghanistan Public Holiday March 21 (Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) The government of Afghanistan has declared Thursday, March 21, 2013, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of the Afghan New Year ("Nawroz").  08 Feb 2013 Afghanistan 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) The government of Afghanistan has announced the list of official non-working public holidays in Afghanistan for the calendar year 2013.  21 Jan 2013 Afghanistan 2013 Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday (Pajhwok Afghan News-Kabul) The government of Afghanistan has declared Thursday, January 24, 2013, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of the Birthday celebration of prophet Mohammad ("Milad al Nabi").  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Afghanistan public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Afghanistan are regulated by the January 4, 2004, Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (Chapter 1, Article Eighteen) which specifies that the state calendar is the Hejrah-e shamsi solar calendar (similar to the Persian calendar used in Iran), and specifies the dates of the Victory Day and Independence Day public holidays with respect to the Hejrah-e shamsi calendar (Asad 28 and Sawr 8), leaving the remainder to specific laws to be passed by the National Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (Wolesi Jirga).  Liberation Day: In 2005, the 26th day of the Afghan month of Dalwo was declared a new public holiday, effective starting in 2007, to commemorate the anniversary of the exit of the last soldier of the Soviet Union army, eighteen years before .  Victory Day: This public holiday commemorates the date in 1992, when Mujahideen of different Jihadi parties gained a major victory over the Russian-backed Najibullah regime. It is also the occasion for Afghans to remember Afghanistan's first president and his family members who were assasinated in a coup dtat by Soviet backed regime on April 27th 1978.  Weekends: Fridays are the weekly day of rest (Juma).  Afghanistan International Codes AF and AFG (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .af (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Afghanistan information and news: Bank of Afghanistan (Afghanistan central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Afghanistan maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Afghanistan), and Wikipedia (includes Afghanistan commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Afghanistan, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Afghanistan, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Afghanistan.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Afghanistan that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Afghanistan were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).

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Persian Calendar Public Holidays: Persian holidays were calculated using the Persian calendar, based on the geographical location and timezone offset of Tehran, but neglecting summer time changes.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Afghanistan, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Afghanistan, before planning any trip to Afghanistan. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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