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 2014.
|January 1||(US) Wednesday||New Year's Day|
|January 13**||(AF) Monday||Prophet’s Birthday|
|January 19*||(US) Sunday||Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.|
|February 16*||(US) Sunday||Washington's Birthday|
|March 20||(AF) Thursday||Nawrooz (Afghan New Year - 1393)|
|April 28||(AF) Monday||Afghan Victory Day|
|May 25*||(US) Sunday||Memorial Day|
|June 28**||(AF) Saturday||First Day of Ramadan|
|July 3||(US) Thursday||Independence Day|
|Jul 29-Aug 3**||(AF) Tuesday - Sunday||Eid ul-Fitr|
|August 19||(AF) Tuesday||Afghan Independence Day|
|August 31*||(US) Sunday||Labor Day|
|October 4-7**||(AF) Saturday-Tuesday||Eid-e Qurban|
|October 12*||(US) Sunday||Columbus Day|
|November 4**||(AF) Monday||10th of Muharram (Ashura)|
|November 11||(US) Tuesday||Veterans Day|
|November 27||(US) Thursday||Thanksgiving Day|
|December 25||(US) Thursday||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.