Ramadan Starts 2023 in Afghanistan

Ramadan is regarded as one of the holiest months in Islam as per the Islamic Calendar and begins when the New Moon is sighted. During this month, Muslims abstain from consuming food, water and performing other activities, and fast from sunrise till sunset. Fighting, speaking ill, intimacy and consuming toxic substances are prohibited during the month of Ramadan. After the month of Ramadan Starts, Muslims mainly recite verses from the Quran, perform the charitable activity of Zakat and preach the teachings of Prophet Muhammed.

When is Ramadan starts in 2023?


March, 2023


Ramadan Starts in Afghanistan

Is Ramadan Starts a Public Holiday in Afghanistan?

Ramadan starts 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.

Ramadan Starts Celebrations

Muslims are seen actively participating in communal feasts, Iftars and prayers in mosques after Ramadan Starts. Some can be seen spending their time in the mosques and reciting the Holy Quran, especially on the night of Shab-e-Qadr. Muslims are seen making huge donations and offering help to the poor and needy. One of the significant acts performed during this month is Zakat, where Muslims donate a specific share of their assets and savings to the poor and needy.

Ramadan starts Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2019 Mon 6 May Ramadan starts Public Holiday
2020 Fri 24 April Ramadan starts Public Holiday
2021 Tue 13 April Ramadan starts Public Holiday
2022 Sun 3 April Ramadan starts Public Holiday
2023 Thu 23 March Ramadan starts Public Holiday
2024 Mon 11 March Ramadan starts Public Holiday
2025 Sat 1 March Ramadan starts Public Holiday

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Quick Facts

This year: Thu, 23 March 2023
Next year: Mon, 11 March 2024
Last year: Sun, 3 April 2022
Type: Public Holiday