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Mawleed al-Nabi
Afghanistan

Mawleed al-Nabi 2020, 2021 and 2022 in Afghanistan

Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is commemorated in Afghanistan on 12 Rabi’ al-awwal of the Islamic calendar. It is a public holiday in Afghanistan, a land that is over 99 percent Muslim. The holiday is known as Mawleed al-Nabi.

YearDateDayHoliday
202029 OctThuMawleed al-Nabi
202118 OctMonMawleed al-Nabi
20228 OctSatMawleed al-Nabi
202327 SepWedMawleed al-Nabi
202415 SepSunMawleed al-Nabi
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The 90 percent or so of Afghans who are Sunni Muslims will celebrate Muhammad’s Birthday on the twelfth day of the third month of the Islamic Calendar. The less than 10 percent who are Shia will usually do so on the seventeenth day of that month.

The main events and practices on Muhammad’s Birthday in Afghanistan are much the same as in other parts of the world: men attend mosque to pray and chant Koranic citations, religious and political leaders give sermons and public speeches, families cook up festive meals, and those with means donate food to those who can’t afford their own Muhammad’s Birthday feast.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20199 NovSatMawleed al-Nabi
201820 NovTueMawleed al-Nabi
201730 NovThuMawleed al-Nabi