Afghanistan Independence

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2020 DateAugust 19, 2020
2021 DateAugust 19, 2021
Afghanistan Independence

Afghanistan Independence History

Afghanistan Independence Day celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Rawalpindi in 1919, which put an end to British rule. Afghanistan never formed part of the British Empire. However, the British did control many of its territories and its entire foreign policy after their victory in the second of three Anglo-Afghan wars. After the third war, Afghanistan gained their independence.

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Afghanistan Independence Facts

  • The Afghanistan flag is black, red and green. According to The Embassy of Afghanistan in the U.S. "Black represents the occupation of foreigners, the Red represents the blood of freedom fighters, and the Green represents freedom and Islam." The national emblem in the middle of the flag has the words "There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his prophet" and "Allah is Great".
  • The snow leopard is the national animal of Afghanistan.

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