Public Holidays in Pakistan for Year 2013

Public Holidays in Pakistan
A public or national holiday is generally established by law and is usually a non-working day. Pakistan also observes some holidays each year based on the significance of the day; some holidays are religious based while others are based on the history of Pakistan.

Following is a list of public holidays in Pakistan during the year 2013

Holiday Description
24 January*
Eid Milad ul Nabi (12 Rabi ul Awwal)
5 February (Tuesday)
Kashmir Solidarity Day (Yaum e Yakjehty e Kashmir)
23 March (Saturday)
Pakistan Day (Yaum e Pakistan)
01 May (Wednesday)
Labor Day
06 June*
Shab e Mairaj (27 Rajab)
24 June*
Shab e Brat
09,10 August*
Eid ul Fitr (1, 2 Shawwal)
14 August (Wednesday)
Independence Day (Yaum e Aazadi)
06 September (Friday)
Defense Day
11 September (Wednesday)
Death Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam
14 October*
16,17 October*
Eid ul Adha (10, 11 Dhul Hijja)
09 November (Saturday)
Iqbal Day
14,15 November*
Ashura (9,10 Muharram)
25 December (Wednesday)
Birthday of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

* Islamic Holidays are based on Lunar Islamic Calendar and will be declared on the sighting of the moon. The government may increase the number of holidays on Eids and other events.
- Banks will be closed on 01 July and 31 December.


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