Public Holidays In Pakistan

Public Holidays In Pakistan (Event)

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Public holidays in Pakistan are celebrated according to Islamic or Gregorian calendars for religious and civil purposes, respectively. Religious festivals like Eid are celebrated according to the Islamic calendar whereas other national holidays like international labour day, Pakistan day, and Quaid-i-Azam Day are celebrated according to the Gregorian calendar.

Title Description
Type: Events
Name: Public Holidays in Pakistan
In Urdu: پاکستان میں عوامی تعطیلات
Public Holiday: a nationally recognized day when most businesses and other institutions are closed.
Holidays in Pakistan: February 5, March 23, May 1, August 14, November 9, December 25
Partial Holidays: April 21, April 22, May 28, September 6, September 7, September 8, October 16, October 24, December 7
National Holidays: September 6, September 11
Dates of the Islamic calendar: Dhul Hijja 10th-12th, Shawwal 1st-3rd, Rabi`-ul-Awwal 12, Muharram 9th & 10th, 27th of Rajab
February 5: Kashmir Solidarity Day
March 23: Pakistan Day
May 1: Labour Day (May Day)
August 14: Independence Day
November 9: Iqbal Day
December 25: Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam and Christmas Day
Dhul Hijja 10th-12th: Eid ul-Adha
Shawwal 1st-3rd: Eid-ul-Fitr
Rabi`-ul-Awwal 12: Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi
Muharram 9th & 10th: Ashura'h
27th of Rajab: Shab e Mairaj

Holidays in Pakistan

 Date English Name   Local Name Remarks 
 February 5  Kashmir Solidarity Day  یوم یکجحتی کشمیر Youm-e-Yekjehty-e-Kashmir  Protest against Indian administration in Jammu and Kashmir.
 March 23  Pakistan Day  یوم پاکستان Youm-e-Pakistan  Commemorates the Lahore Resolution, which formally demanded an independent Muslim-majority state to be created out of the British Indian Empire; the republic was also declared on this day in 1956
 May 1  Labour Day (May Day)  یوم مزدور Youm-e-Mazdoor  Celebrates the achievements of workers
 August 14  Independence Day  یوم آزادی Youm-e-Azadi  Marking Pakistani independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
 November 9  Iqbal Day  یوم اقبال Youm-e-Iqbal  Birthday of national poet Muhammad Iqbal
 December 25  Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam and Christmas Day  یوم ولادت قائداعظم Youm-e-Viladat-e-Quaid-e-Azam Birthday of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan

Dates of the Islamic calendar

 Date English Name   Local Name  Remarks
 Dhul Hijja 10th-12th  Eid ul-Adha  عید الاضحٰی  Marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage; sacrifices offered on this day commemorate Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son
 Shawwal 1st-3rd  Eid-ul-Fitr  عيد الفطر  Marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan
 Rabi`-ul-Awwal 12   Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi  عيد ميلاد النبی  Birthday of the Islamic prophet Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ
 Muharram 9th & 10th  Ashura  عاشوراء  Marks the end of the mourning for the martyred Imam Hussein ibn Ali
 27th of Rajab  Shab e Mairaj  شب معراج Shab-e-Mi'raj  Day after Shab e Mairaj

National Holidays

 Date  English Name  Local Name  Remarks
 September 6   Defence Day  یوم دفاع Youm-e-Difa  Commemorates the official start of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
 September 11  Death Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah  یوم وفات قائداعظم Youm-e-Wafaat Quaid-e-Azam  Death Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam

Partial holidays or national days

  1. In addition to the holidays now no longer national holidays, several commemorations are observed as national days without a holiday:
  2. April 21 - Death Anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal
  3. April 22 - National Book Day [1] National Book Day 
  4. May 28 - Youm-e-Takbir
  5. September 6 - Army Day/Defence Day or armed forces day of Pakistan (Youm-e-Fauj)
  6. September 7 - Air Force Day (Youm-e-Fizaia) Depend on Federal Government
  7. September 8 - Victory Day/Navy Day (Youm-e-Bahria)
  8. October 16 - Death anniversary of Liaquat Ali Khan
  9. October 24 - Azad Kashmir Day (Youm-e-Tasees)
  10. December 7 - National Voter's Day [2] Holidays in Pakistan

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