Afghanistan is a country with a rich culture and history, and this is reflected in the many important days that are celebrated throughout the year. One of the most significant months in the Afghan calendar is July, which is home to a number of important religious and national holidays.
Two of the most important Islamic holidays celebrated in Afghanistan in July are Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, while Eid al-Adha commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of obedience to God. Both holidays are celebrated with much joy and festivity, and Afghans typically gather with family and friends to enjoy delicious food, exchange gifts, and pray.
In addition to the Islamic holidays, July is also home to a number of important national holidays in Afghanistan. One of the most significant is Liberation Day, which is celebrated on July 15th. Liberation Day commemorates the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan in 1989, and it is a day of great national pride for Afghans.
Another important national holiday celebrated in July is Martyrs and Disabled Remembrance Day, which is observed on July 4th. This day is dedicated to honoring the sacrifices of those who have died or been wounded in the service of Afghanistan.
Other Important Days
In addition to the Islamic and national holidays, there are a number of other important days that are celebrated in Afghanistan in July. One of these is the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (Mouloud), which is typically celebrated on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi al-Awwal. Another important day is the Night of Decree (Lailat al-Qadr), which is the holiest night in the Islamic calendar. It is believed that on this night, the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, and it is a time of great spiritual significance for Muslims.
July is a significant month in the Afghan calendar, as it is home to a number of important religious and national holidays. Afghans typically celebrate these days with great joy and festivity, and they are a time to reflect on the country’s rich culture and history.