Afghanistan has a total of 17 holidays in 2022. 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
Liberation Day
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Liberation Day is a public holiday in Afghanistan
March Equinox
Sunday, March 20, 2022 March Equinox in Afghanistan (Kabul)
Nauruz
Monday, March 21, 2022 Nauruz is a public holiday in Afghanistan
First Day of Ramadan
Sunday, April 3, 2022 Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Afghan Victory Day
Thursday, April 28, 2022 Afghan Victory Day is a public holiday in Afghanistan
Eid al-Fitr
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 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.
Eid al-Fitr Holiday
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Eid al-Fitr Holiday is a public holiday in Afghanistan
June Solstice
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 June Solstice in Afghanistan (Kabul)
Day of Arafat
Saturday, July 9, 2022 Day of Arafat is a public holiday in Afghanistan
Eid al-Qurban
Sunday, July 10, 2022 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.
Eid al-Qurban Holiday
Monday, July 11, 2022 Eid al-Qurban Holiday is a public holiday in Afghanistan
Ashura
Monday, August 8, 2022 Ashura is a public holiday in Afghanistan
Independence Day (National Day)
Friday, August 19, 2022 Independence Day (National Day) is a public holiday in Afghanistan
Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day
Friday, September 9, 2022 Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day is a public holiday in Afghanistan
September Equinox
Friday, September 23, 2022 September Equinox in Afghanistan (Kabul)
The Prophet's Birthday
Saturday, October 8, 2022 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
December Solstice
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 December Solstice in Afghanistan (Kabul)