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Afghan Society of Halifax

Year Round Events

New Year (Nawruz)
March 22

Woman’s Day
March 8

Mother’s Day
May 12

Father’s Day
June 17

Eid Ramazan
July 19

Children Day (Kite making Festival)

Afghan Festival | Canada Day
July 1 - July 5

Eid Qhurban
September 27

The Longest Night of Winter
December 21

Youth Day

Teacher Day

Social Event

Cultural and Non-Cultural Events

The Society has three national events and one international annual event. These events are, Nawruz, Eid Ramazan, Eid Qhurban and Yelda Night which is a New Year Eve.

Take advantage of this opportunity to sponsor any event as if you sponsor the four events for the year, your business will be mentioned on our website for that period. Early registration will give you the chance for a free one year advertisement on our website.

Upcoming Events


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, we have decided to cancel this event. stay safe!


Date: Sunday March 22, 2020
Time: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 36 Holland Ave.
Bedford, NS
B4A 1L9

Contact us for more information!

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Long Night of Winter

Date: Sunday December 15, 2019
Time: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: St Paul's United Church
173 Old Sambro Road

Contact us for more information!
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Kite Flying Festival

Saturday Aug 11, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Point Pleasant Park, Halifax

Saturday Aug 18, 2018

Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Mosaic Festival Downtown Halifax Water Front

Saturday Aug 25, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Point Pleasant Park, Halifax

For more information, visit our
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New Year (Nawruz)

Date: March 18, 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: 36 Holland Ave.
Bedford, NS B4A 1L9
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ASH Annual General Meeting

Date: Sunday December 18, 2016
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 6300 Lady Hammond Rd. Suite #200 | Room #1
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Eid Ramazan Celebration

Date: July 9, 2016
Time: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: 3530 Connolly Street, Halifax, NS B3L 3R3
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The longest night of winter!

Reading Books and listing to great Poems from Rumi and Ibn Sina.

December 21, 2015… more information to follow!

Past Events

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Long Night of Winter - Yelda Night | Dec 15, 2019

Long Night of Winter

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Nawruz Celebration | March 18, 2017

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Nawruz Celebration | March 20, 2016

Haft Mewa is a compote made from seven different dried fruits and nuts served in their own juices. Traditionally the seven ingredients are as follows: red raisins, black raisins, yellow raisins, senjid (the dried fruit of the oleaster tree), pistachio, dried apricot, and dried apple.
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Sunday March 22, 2015
5:00pm - 1:00am
Our Lady of Lebanon Parish
3844 Joseph Howe Dr. Halifax

Nawruz Celebration

Nawruz event on March 22, 2015 is the first event of Afghan Society of Halifax to be open to the public in Halifax. Afghan Society of Halifax will be honored to show the public their cultural performance from dancing, live music to singing. Also giving the public the chance to try the Afghani food.

These events continue to grow exponentially and we anticipate attendee number to exceed 200 guests in the year 2015 at Nowruz event itself. We are proud to have sold out for the first consecutive year.

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