Afghan Independence Day

Afghanistan Independence Day

  • د افغانستان د خپلواکۍ ورځ
    Da Afġānistān da Khpalwakey wraz  (Pashto)

  • روز استقلال افغانستان
    Roz-e Isteqlal-e Afġānestān  (Persian)
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President Hamid Karzai observing the honor guard of the Afghan Armed Forces during the 2011 Afghan Independence Day in Kabul
Observed by Afghanistan
SignificanceMarks Afghanistan's regaining of full independence from British influence in 1919
Date19 August
Next time19 August 2022 (2022-08-19)
Amanullah Khan, then Afghan emir who proclaimed independence

Afghan Independence Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Afghanistan on 19 August to commemorate the Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919[1] and relinquishment from British protectorate[2][3] status. The treaty granted a complete neutral relation between Afghanistan and Britain. Afghanistan had become a British protectorate after the Treaty of Gandamak was signed (1879) in the Second Anglo-Afghan War.

  1. ^ "The World Factbook: Afghanistan". Central Intelligence Agency. 7 September 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
  2. ^ Lake, David (21 July 2020). Entangling Relations: American Foreign Policy in its Century. Princeton University Press. p. 29. ISBN 9780691216119.
  3. ^ Toriya, Masato. "Afghanistan as a Buffer State between Regional Powers in the Late Nineteenth Century: An Analysis of Internal Politics Focusing on the Local Actors and the British Policy" (PDF). Regional Powers: Cross Disciplinary Studies: 49–61. Retrieved 15 April 2022.

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