Afghanistan has a total of 18 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date
March Equinox
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Naw Roz
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Afghan Victory Day
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Loya Jirga Gathering Holiday (Kabul Only)
Monday, April 29, 2019
Ramadan starts
Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Monday, May 6, 2019
Eid al-Fitr
Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Eid al-Fitr Holiday
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
June Solstice
Friday, June 21, 2019
Day of Arafat
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Eid al-Qurban
Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.
Monday, August 12, 2019
Eid al-Qurban Day Two
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Eid al-Qurban Day Three
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Independence Day (National Day)
Monday, August 19, 2019
Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day
Monday, September 9, 2019
Ashura
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
September Equinox
Monday, September 23, 2019
The Prophet's Birthday
Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
December Solstice
Sunday, December 22, 2019