Holidays in Afghanistan 2024

There are 11 public holidays with 15 days in Afghanistan in 2024, two of which fall on weekends: Friday and Saturday.

Liberation Day
Liberation Day is a public holiday observed on February 15, 2024, marking the final withdrawal of the Soviet troops from Afghanistan on February 15, 1989.

Start of Ramadan
The Start of Ramadan is also called Awal Ramadan. Ramadan is a month of fasting, and Muslims will fast for the whole month of Ramadan. The Start of Ramadan is the first day starting the fasting, and it falls on March 11, 2024.

Eid al-Fitr
This is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday lasts three days from April 10 to April 12, 2024.

Victory Day
Victory Day is observed on April 28, 2024. The holiday commemorates the day when Mujahideen rebel forces overthrew the Communist regime in 1992.

International Workers' Day
International Workers' Day, observed on May 01, 2024, is to celebrate the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Arafat Day
Arafat Day is the holiest day in the Islamic calendar and it is observed on Jun 15, 2024, the day before Eid al-Adha. Arafat Day commemorates Muhammad's Farewell Sermon and the completion of the message of Islam.

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday lasts three days from June 16 to June 18, 2024, and it honors the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.

Ashura means "tenth" in Semitic languages, and it marks the day that Moses and the Israelites were saved from Pharaoh by God creating a path in the Sea. The holiday falls on July 17, 2024.

Independence Day
The holiday is observed on August 19, 2024, commemorating the Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919, in which Afghanistan was granted complete neutral relations between Afghanistan and Britain.

The Prophet's Birthday
The holiday, observed on September 15, 2024, commemorates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, an Arab religious and political leader and the founder of Islam. Muhammad was born around 570 AD in Mecca and was a deeply spiritual man who meditated.

The following is the list of public holidays in Afghanistan 2024.

Liberation DayFeb 15, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Start of RamadanMar 11, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Eid al-FitrApr 10, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Fitr HolidayApr 11, 2024ThursdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Fitr HolidayApr 12, 2024FridayPublic Holiday
Victory DayApr 28, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
International Workers' DayMay 01, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Arafat DayJun 15, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
Eid al-AdhaJun 16, 2024SundayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Adha HolidayJun 17, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
Eid al-Adha HolidayJun 18, 2024TuesdayPublic Holiday
AshuraJul 17, 2024WednesdayPublic Holiday
Independence DayAug 19, 2024MondayPublic Holiday
The Withdrawal of the
Last American Soldier
Aug 31, 2024SaturdayPublic Holiday
The Prophet's BirthdaySep 15, 2024SundayPublic Holiday

Please also check the working days in Afghanistan in 2024.

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