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Business Practices in Afghanistan

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
Opening Hours and Days
The typical working week is Sunday through Thursday. Business hours are typically 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, while shops usually stay open until 11 PM. In most cities, stores are open seven days a week.
 
 
 

Public Holidays

Liberation Day February 15
Nowrooz March 21 - 22
Mujahideen Victory Day April 28
International Workers' Day May 1
First day of Ramadan Varies, follows lunar calendar
Eid ul-Fitr Varies, follows lunar calendar
Independence Day August 19
Day of Arafa (the day before of Eid al-Adha) Varies, follows lunar calendar
Eid al-Adha Varies, follows lunar calendar
Martyrs' Day September 9
Ashura (10th Day of the Muslim New Year) Varies, follows lunar calendar
Mawlod-e-Sharif (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad) Varies, follows lunar calendar
 
Holiday Compensation
There is no compensation day holidays falling on a weekend.
 

Periods When Companies Usually Close

Nowrooz 2 days
Eid al-Fitr 3 days
Eid al-Adha 4 days
 

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