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Afghanistan Re-Adopts Solar Calendar

Source: Afghan News Network (Kabul)
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2002
Updated: Tuesday, April 25, 2017


The leader of the Afghan interim government, Hamid Karzai, has issued a decree replacing the Islamic lunar calendar with the traditional Afghan solar calendar.

The traditional Afghan Calendar was used in Afghanistan until 1999, and is akin to the Persian calendar used in Iran.



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