Day of Arafat 2023 in Afghanistan

The Day of Arafat 2023 is also known as “The Day of Repentance and Acceptance of Supplications” and commemorates the farewell sermon message given by Prophet Muhammad in his final years. This day is regarded as one of the significant Islamic Holidays in Afghanistan and observed on the 9 Dhu al-Hijjah as per Islamic Calendar. This day falls the next day after Eid-al-Adha and considered the second day of the holy Hajj. On this day. Muslims who failed to perform the Hajj can observe a fast and repent for their bad deeds and sins.

When is Day of Arafat in 2023?


June, 2023


Day of Arafat in Afghanistan

Is Day of Arafat a Public Holiday in Afghanistan?

Day of Arafat is a public holiday for the general population according to Holidays 2023. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.

Customs on the Day of Arafat

Muslims performing the Hajj visit the Mount Arafah and perform a ritualistic vigil from noon through sunset. They recite and listen to Islamic sermons given by Islamic scholars, repent for their sins, seek the mercy of Allah and offer supplications. After this, Arafah Prayers are recited. Muslims unable to perform the Hajj can visit other religious establishments such as shrines and mosques to perform the rituals.

Day of Arafat Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2019 Sat 10 August Day of Arafat Public Holiday
2020 Thu 30 July Day of Arafat Public Holiday
2021 Mon 19 July Day of Arafat Public Holiday
2022 Sat 9 July Day of Arafat Public Holiday
2023 Wed 28 June Day of Arafat Public Holiday
2024 Sun 16 June Day of Arafat Public Holiday
2025 Fri 6 June Day of Arafat Public Holiday

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Quick Facts

This year: Wed, 28 June 2023
Next year: Sun, 16 June 2024
Last year: Sat, 9 July 2022
Type: Public Holiday