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Eid al-Fitr
Afghanistan

Eid al-Fitr 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Afghanistan

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated in Afghanistan with much religious fervour and general merriment.

YearDateDayHoliday
202113 May to 15 MayThu to SatEid al-Fitr Holiday
20222 May to 4 MayMon to WedEid al-Fitr Holiday
202321 Apr to 23 AprFri to SunEid al-Fitr Holiday
202410 Apr to 12 AprWed to FriEid al-Fitr Holiday
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The national holiday comes on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, immediately following the holy month of Ramadan and month-long period of fasting, prayer and devotion. It is one of the most important of all Muslim commemorations.

Eid al-Fitr is the celebration of the successful completion of the Ramadan fast. It is thought of as among the most festive times of the year. People begin preparing for it days ahead of time, and it lasts for three consecutive days.

In Afghanistan, people generally clean the house, buy and wear new clothes and shoes, attend prayer sessions at dawn, cook and consume large quantities of food and sweets, give a food gift to the poor, and visit numerous old friends and relatives for “Eid”.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202024 May to 26 MaySun to TueEid al-Fitr Holiday
20194 Jun to 6 JunTue to ThuEid al-Fitr Holiday
201815 Jun to 17 JunFri to SunEid al-Fitr Holiday
201725 Jun to 27 JunSun to TueEid al-Fitr Holiday