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Culture and Working Locally فرهنگ و کار محلی

These resources provide some detail about Afghan culture and offer tools for working locally.


  • Weekend. Friday is the traditional weekend in Afghanistan.  Recently some government employees (particularly in Kabul) have begun to receive half or a full day off Thursday as well.  Employees of international organizations may have Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday off.
  • National Holidays od 2013 (1392) Info Sheet (UC Davis)
  • Afghan Civilities, Greetings and Taboos Info Sheet (UC Davis)
  • An Introduction to Afghan Culture Manual (CWTI)


Working Locally