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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN AFGHANISTAN
Wants to know the official public holidays in Afghanistan? Or need to know school holiday dates in Afghanistan?

A public holiday in Afghanistan is a holiday generally established by Afghan law makers and is normally a non working day during the year. The public holidays in Afghanistan are generally days to celebrate an occasion, like the anniversary of a historical event (eg: Independence day), or can be a religious celebration like Christmas.

A comprehensive list of public holidays in Afghanistan with brief description of respective holidays including Afghan festivals are listed on this webpage.

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Afghan National Holidays
The Afghan National Day is a designated date on the 19 August (1919) to celebrate the Independence Day of Afghanistan.

Often this public holiday in Afghanistan is not called as National Day. However, the banks, schools and other public buildings will be closed.

The 1st of January is celebrated as The New Year in Afghanistan to mark the beginning of a new calendar year.

May Day is another national holiday in Afghanistan which is observed to commemorate the achievements of the labor movement.
Festivities In Afghanistan
Christmas Day is a public holiday in most of the countries and observed on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus.

The Orthodox Christian and Western-Roman Catholic patronal feast day or 'name day' are celebrated in each place's patron saint's day, according to the Calendar of saints.

The largest holidays for Muslims in Afghanistan are Eid ul-Fitr. This is celebrated immediately after the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha which is celebrated at the conclusion of the Hajj.

Diwali (Festival of Light) is one of the biggest holidays observed by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs who reside in Afghanistan.

Jews who live in Afghanistan celebrate several festivals: the Passover (Spring Feasts of Pesach) and Shavuot, the Rosh Hashanah (beginning of the Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Sukkot (Tabernacles), and Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly).
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More information about the public holidays including school holidays term dates in Afghanistan can be found at http://Afghanistan.PublicHolidaysCalendar.com
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