Afghanistan has a total of 18 holidays in 2023. 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
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Liberation Day is a public holiday in Afghanistan
March Equinox
Monday, March 20, 2023 March Equinox in Afghanistan (Kabul)
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Nauruz is a observance in Afghanistan
First Day of Ramadan
Thursday, March 23, 2023 Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Eid al-Fitr
Saturday, April 22, 2023 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
Sunday, April 23, 2023 Eid al-Fitr Holiday is a public holiday in Afghanistan
Afghan Victory Day
Friday, April 28, 2023 Afghan Victory Day is a public holiday in Afghanistan
Labor Day
Monday, May 1, 2023 Labor Day, International Workers' Day, and May Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
June Solstice
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 June Solstice in Afghanistan (Kabul)
Day of Arafat
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 Day of Arafat is a public holiday in Afghanistan
Eid al-Qurban
Thursday, June 29, 2023 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
Friday, June 30, 2023 Eid al-Qurban Holiday is a public holiday in Afghanistan
Friday, July 28, 2023 Ashura is a public holiday in Afghanistan
Independence Day (National Day)
Saturday, August 19, 2023 Independence Day (National Day) is a public holiday in Afghanistan
Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day
Saturday, September 9, 2023 Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day is a public holiday in Afghanistan
September Equinox
Saturday, September 23, 2023 September Equinox in Afghanistan (Kabul)
The Prophet's Birthday
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
December Solstice
Friday, December 22, 2023 December Solstice in Afghanistan (Kabul)