Independence Day 2021 in Afghanistan

Independence Day 2021 in Afghanistan is observed as a national holiday for the general masses and commemorates Afghanistan’s independence from the British Rule in 1919 after signing the Anglo-Afghan Treaty. With this treaty, a completely neutral relation between Britain and Afghanistan came into light. On this national occasion, Afghanistan’s national flag is hoisted on top of several landmarks, both national and international.

When is Independence Day in 2021?

19

August, 2021

(Thursday)

Independence Day in Afghanistan

Is Independence Day a Public Holiday in Afghanistan?

Independence Day is a public holiday for the general population according to Holidays 2021. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.

Afghan Independence Day Celebrations

Celebrations on Independence Day in Afghanistan are marked with official military displays and speeches by important political figures in the capital of Kabul. The Tri-Color Flag of Afghanistan is hoisted on several important monuments and buildings. On this marvellous day, “Jeshn” is carried out, which is the concept initiated by Afghans regarding national celebrations. Usually, Jeshn is carried out not on 19 August but on the first day of Sonbola, which is regarded as one of the months in the Hejrah-e-Shamsi Islamic Calendar. Therefore, the period of observance usually falls at August-end when the weather is considered favourable for outdoor celebrations.

Independence Day Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2019 Mon 19 August Independence Day Public Holiday
2020 Wed 19 August Independence Day Public Holiday
2021 Thu 19 August Independence Day Public Holiday
2022 Fri 19 August Independence Day Public Holiday
2023 Sat 19 August Independence Day Public Holiday
2024 Mon 19 August Independence Day Public Holiday
2025 Tue 19 August Independence Day Public Holiday

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Quick Facts

This year: Thu, 19 August 2021
Next year: Fri, 19 August 2022
Last year: Wed, 19 August 2020
Type : Public Holiday