Celebrating Independence Day of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan u2013 August 19

The Independence Day of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is celebrated on August 19th every year. This day commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Rawalpindi in 1919, which declared Afghanistan as an independent nation from British influence. It also marked the end of the Third Anglo-Afghan War, which determined the borders of Afghanistan as we know them today.

This year marks the 101st celebration of Afghanistan’s independence, and it is a day of great significance for the Afghan people.

The country’s national flag, with its iconic black, red, and green stripes and emblem, is flown proudly across the nation and can be seen in almost every corner of the country.

The date of August 19th was specifically chosen to honor Afghanistan’s independence, as it is the birth date of the beloved national hero, King Ahmad Shah Durrani.

King Durrani, also known as Ahmad Shah Baba, was the founder of the Durrani Empire and is revered by Afghans for his role in uniting the country and leading it towards independence.

The celebrations for Independence Day typically kick off the day before, on the evening of August 18th. Festivities begin with fireworks displays, concerts, and cultural performances in major cities across the country.

On the day of independence, the President of Afghanistan and other officials attend a traditional ceremony at the Tomb of Ahmad Shah Durrani in the Kabul cemetery.

They lay wreaths at the tomb and a special prayer is offered for the prosperity and safety of Afghanistan.

The President also addresses the nation in a television broadcast, highlighting the progress and achievements of Afghanistan over the past year, as well as the country’s future goals and aspirations.

During the day, there are also parades and military displays, showcasing Afghanistan’s military might and honoring the brave soldiers who have fought and sacrificed for the country’s independence.

In addition to all the official ceremonies and events, Independence Day is also a day for families and friends to gather together and celebrate.

People dress in their traditional Afghan clothing and enjoy traditional foods, dance to the beat of Afghan music, and participate in various outdoor activities.

The streets and buildings of Afghanistan are beautifully decorated with the national colors in honor of this special day.

One of the main highlights of the day is the kite flying competition, a popular tradition in Afghanistan that symbolizes freedom and independence.

Children and adults alike take to the rooftops and fly kites, filling the sky with a colorful display that is truly a sight to behold.

As evening approaches, the celebrations continue with more fireworks, musical performances, and family gatherings, making it a truly joyful and memorable day for all Afghans.

This year, as Afghanistan continues its path towards progress, peace, and prosperity, let us join together and celebrate our nation’s independence with pride and renewed hope for the future.

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