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List of Gazetted/ Public Holidays in Pakistan


Public holidays in Pakistan are observed on days of national and Islamic importance. as per the Islamic calendar for religious purposes and the Gregorian calendar for civil purposes. Some holidays are celebrated as festivals while some others are of either national or religious importance. Families's get to gathers are arranged, and people visit to parks, museums, forts, historical places etc.
Government also offers optional holidays for minorities; and also on some important Islamic dates on which public holiday is not announced.

List of National Public/ Gazetted Holidays in Pakistan

National holidays like Kashmir Day, Labour day, Pakistan day, Independence day and Quaid-i-Azam Day are celebrated according to the Gregorian calendar.

Date
Holiday
Details
01 January
Bank Holiday
Banks will remain closed for public but not for employees.
05 February
Kashmir Day/ Kashmir Solidarity Day
Observed since 1990 as a day of protest against Indian occupation of Indian part of Jammu and Kashmir. It show Pakistan’s support and unity with the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir and their freedom struggle.
23 March
Pakistan Day
Commemorates the Lahore Resolution of 1940, which formally demanded an independent Muslim-majority state to be created out of the British Indian Empire.
01 May
Labour Day
It is celebrated for the achievements of workers/ labour
01 July
Bank Holiday
Banks will remain closed for public but not for employees.
14 August
Independence Day
Marking Pakistan's independence from the British rule in 1947
25 December
Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan
25 December
Christmas Day
Observed by Christians only

List of Islamic Public/ Gazetted Holidays in Pakistan

Islamic Holidays are subject to appearance of moon and based on Lunar Islamic Calendar. Islamic holidays are observed as per Islamic Calendar. Holidays on Eids (Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha) are the longest holidays which are usually three days on each eid.  
Date
Holiday
Comments
01~03 Shawwal
Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday
Marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan
10~12
Dhu Al-Hijjah
Eid ul-Azha Holiday
Marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage; sacrifices offered on this day commemorate Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son
9~10
Muharram
Ashura
9th day of Muharram Marks the end of the mourning for the martyred Imam Hussain ibn Ali

12
Rabi' al-awwal
Eid Milad-un-Nabi
Birthday of the Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh)

Regional/ Provincial Holidays

Provincial governments can also announce public holidays for the people of their province only.

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