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The government of Afghanistan has declared Friday, April 28, 2017, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan on the occasion of the upcoming annual public holiday for the anniversary of 8th Saur, the Victory Day of the Mujahideen.
The aforementioned announcement that the government of Afghanistan has declared Friday, April 28, 2017, as an official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan, is in line with the 2002 declaration by the interim administration of Afghanistan's cabinet secretariat (2002-04-25) that April 28 would be an official public holiday throughout Afghanistan, to mark the 10th anniversary of the entry of the Mojahedin to Kabul.
In addition, the government of Afghanistan has also declared Saturday, April 29, 2017, as a one-off official non-working public holiday in Afghanistan.
This public holiday, established by decision No 20 dated April 1st, 2002 (Hamal 12, 1381), corresponds to the 8th day of the month of Sowr, 1381, as per the Afghan Calendar, which had been restored earlier that year (2002-02-07).
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