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Afghanistan Cancels Massoud Public Holiday

Source: Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul)
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: March 19, 2022

The Afghan Taliban government has announced that the September 9 Massoud Day public holiday would no longer be observed as a public holiday in Afghanistan, beginning in the calendar year 2021.

With last month's stroll back into power of the Talibans, the list of annual public holidays in Afghanistan is uncertain.

Two secular public holidays are in particular jeopardy; Liberation Day, which was added to the list of official public holidays in Aghanistan 14 years ago (2007-02-14). The Victory Day public holiday, more closely tied to the Talibans, might survive the axe.

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