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 2015.
|January 1||(US) Thursday||New Year's Day|
|January 2**||(AF) Friday||Prophet’s Birthday|
|January 18*||(US) Sunday||Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.|
|February 15*||(US) Sunday||Washington's Birthday|
|March 21||(AF) Saturday||Nawrooz (Afghan New Year - 1394)|
|April 28||(AF) Tuesday||Afghan Victory Day|
|May 24*||(US) Sunday||Memorial Day|
|June 18**||(AF) Thursday||First Day of Ramadan|
|July 5||(US) Sunday||Independence Day|
|Jul 18-20**||(AF) Sat-Mon||Eid ul-Fitr|
|August 19||(AF) Wednesday||Afghan Independence Day|
|September 6*||(US) Sunday||Labor Day|
|Sep 24-27**||(AF) Thu-Sun||Eid-e Qurban|
|October 11*||(US) Sunday||Columbus Day|
|October 24**||(AF) Saturday||10th of Muharram (Ashura)|
|November 11||(US) Wednesday||Veterans Day|
|November 26||(US) Thursday||Thanksgiving Day|
|December 24||(US) Thursday||Christmas Day|
|December 31||(US) Thursday||New Year's 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.