Eid al-Qurban 2023 in Afghanistan

Eid al-Qurban is popularly known as Eid al-Adha and considered one of the holiest Islamic holidays in Afghanistan. This day commemorates the sacrifice willingly offered by Ibrahim to the Supreme One in the form of his own son, Ismāʿīl, which was later replaced by a Ram. As per the Islamic Calendar, Eid al-Qurban 2023 falls on 10 Dhu al-Hijjah and marks the completion of the Hajj rites in Mecca.

When is Eid al-Qurban in 2023?


June, 2023


Eid al-Qurban in Afghanistan

Is Eid al-Qurban a Public Holiday in Afghanistan?

Eid al-Qurban 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.

Eid al-Qurban Celebrations in Afghanistan

One of the main customs followed on the day of Eid al-Qurban in Afghanistan is Qurbani or Sacrifice. Qurbani is an act of willingness performed by Ibrahim when Allah asked him to sacrifice the one thing that was dear to him. Hearing this, Ibrahim didn’t hesitate once to sacrifice his own son. In order to honour him, people perform the act of Qurbani by sacrificing a goat. At the end of this ceremony, Muslims are obligated to divide the meat into three equal parts, with one part for the poor and needy, second for relatives and friends and the last one for the family. This act highlights the sense of kindness, unity and devotion. On this occasion, people come together, pray to the Almighty and be a part of the communal feast. After this, everyone embraces each other, exchange gifts and wish each other by saying “Eid Mubarak”

Eid al-Qurban Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2019 Sun 11 August Eid al-Qurban Public Holiday
2020 Fri 31 July Eid al-Qurban Public Holiday
2021 Tue 20 July Eid al-Qurban Public Holiday
2022 Sun 10 July Eid al-Qurban Public Holiday
2023 Thu 29 June Eid al-Qurban Public Holiday
2024 Mon 17 June Eid al-Qurban Public Holiday
2025 Sat 7 June Eid al-Qurban Public Holiday

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Quick Facts

This year: Thu, 29 June 2023
Next year: Mon, 17 June 2024
Last year: Sun, 10 July 2022
Type: Public Holiday