Source: OCHA (Kabul)
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 (05-Aug-2009), Azerbaijan (05-Aug-2009), Egypt (02-Aug-2009) and the ISNA, for Muslims in Canada and the USA (02-Aug-2009).
Afghanistan is one of the rare countries where the first day of the month of Ramadan is a public holiday.
Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
• Afghanistan bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
bank holidays and public holidays news updates (August 2009)
Afghanistan 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Afghanistan 2020 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Afghanistan 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Afghanistan 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
Afghanistan 2023 bank holidays and public holidays
• 2009-08-05: Kyrgyzstan Announces Ramadan And Eid Dates
• 2009-08-05: Azerbaijan Announces Ramadan Dates
• 2009-08-02: ISNA Announces Ramadan Start And End Dates
• 2009-08-02: Egypt Announces Ramadan Dates