Frequently Asked Questions
United States Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan Holidays
The following are the American (US) and Afghan (Af) holidays to be observed by Embassy Kabul in 2013.
|January 1||(US) Tuesday||New Year's Day|
|January 20*||(US) Sunday||Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.|
|January 24**||(AF) Thursday||Prophet's Birthday|
|February 17*||(US) Sunday||Washington's Birthday|
|March 21||(AF) Thursday||Nawrooz (Afghan New Year - 1392)|
|April 28||(AF) Sunday||Victory Day|
|May 26*||(US) Sunday||Memorial Day|
|July 4||(US) Thursday||Independence Day|
|July 11**||(AF) Thursday||First Day of Ramadan|
|August 10-12**||(AF) Saturday - Monday||Eid ul-Fitr|
|August 19||(AF) Sunday||Afghan Independence Day|
|September 1*||(US) Sunday||Labor Day|
|September 9||(AF) Monday||Martyrdom of National Hero|
|October 13*||(US) Sunday||Columbus Day|
|October 16-19**||(AF) Wednesday-Saturday||Eid-e Qurban|
|November 11||(US) Monday||Veterans Day|
|November 15||(AF) Thursday||10th of Muharram (Ashura)|
|November 28||(US) Thursday||Thanksgiving Day|
|December 25||(US) Wednesday||Christmas Day|
* American holidays marked with an asterisk (*) are observed on a different day than in the US.
** Afghan holidays marked with double asterisks (**) are based on the Islamic Calendar and depend on sightings of the moon. As a holiday approaches, adjustments to this schedule may be made based on local practice and Afghan government announcements.
*** Afghan holidays marked with triple asterisks (***) are observed one day earlier.