Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day 2021 in Afghanistan

Martyrs & Ahmad Shah Massoud Day 2021 is observed a national holiday in Afghanistan and known as Haftai Shahid. This day was declared a “new national holiday” by the National Assembly of Afghanistan in the year 2012 honouring the national hero Ahmad Shah Massoud along with several others who sacrificed their lives for the country.

When is Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day in 2021?

9

September, 2021

(Thursday)

Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day in Afghanistan

Is Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day a Public Holiday in Afghanistan?

Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud 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.

Ahmad Shah Massoud: The Hero Of The Nation

Ahmad Shah Massoud was known to be a powerful Politician, Guerilla Commander and Military Leader of Afghanistan, who played a major role during the period of resistance between 1979-1989 against Soviet occupation and Taliban. After he was assassinated on September 09 in the year 2001 by two suicide bombers who faked their identities as journalists, he was posthumously awarded by the title “National Hero”. The day he was martyred is now observed as the Martyrs and Massoud Day in Afghanistan. He is called as “Amer Sāhib-e Shahīd (آمر صاحب شهید)”, meaning "(Our) Martyred Commander”.

Every year on this day, politicians, government officials and former Jihadi officials lay a wreath of flowers at the Minaret of Resistance located in Massoud Square in Kabul.

Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2019 Mon 9 September Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day Public Holiday
2020 Wed 9 September Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day Public Holiday
2021 Thu 9 September Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day Public Holiday
2022 Fri 9 September Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day Public Holiday
2023 Sat 9 September Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day Public Holiday
2024 Mon 9 September Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day Public Holiday
2025 Tue 9 September Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day Public Holiday

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Quick Facts

This year: Thu, 9 September 2021
Next year: Fri, 9 September 2022
Last year: Wed, 9 September 2020
Type : Public Holiday