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Afghanistan Announces Ramadan Dates

Source: OCHA (Kabul)
Posted on Saturday, August 8, 2009


Saturday, August 22, 2009, has been announced as the date of the 1st day of this year's month of Ramadan and its associated public holiday.

As a consequence, we expect Sunday, September 20, 2009, to be confirmed as the date of the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holiday in Afghanistan, in line with the dates so far announced by Kyrgyzstan (2009-08-05), Azerbaijan (2009-08-05), Egypt (2009-08-02) and the ISNA, for Muslims in Canada and the USA (2009-08-02).

Afghanistan is one of the rare countries where the first day of the month of Ramadan is a public holiday.


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