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Eid al-Fitr
Afghanistan

Eid al-Fitr 2020 and 2021 in Afghanistan

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

YearDateDayHoliday
202024 May to 26 MaySun to TueEid al-Fitr Holiday
202113 May to 15 MayThu to SatEid al-Fitr Holiday

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”.