Afghanistan independence day
Official events will be held in different parts of the country and thousands of families and friends will spend the day together to celebrate the event.
In addition, a new flag, the country’s largest, will be hoisted on Kabul’s Wazir Akbar Khan Hill.
Over the past few days, banners and flags have been hoisted across the city, while the city centre in Dzhalal-Abad was scared of neon lights – much to the delight of thousands of war-torn residents.
However, it is expected that cities, especially Kabul, where security arrangements will be tight.
With this national holiday, Shah Amanullah Khan has honoured the defeat of the British Empire in 1919 and the founder of the nation.
In the light of Independence Day, dozens of flag sellers are roaming the streets of Kabul and other cities, selling their wares.
Although Afghanistan was never part of the British Empire, it gained independence from Britain after signing the Anglo-Afghan Treaty in 1919. This agreement approved a completely neutral relationship between Afghanistan and the United Kingdom.
And although not part of the British Empire, Britain fought three wars in the country.