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.
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    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:


  • Rabi`-ul-Awwal 12:


  • Muharram 9th & 10th:


  • 27th of Rajab:

    Shab e Mairaj

Holidays in Pakistan

 DateEnglish Name  Local NameRemarks 
 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-AzamBirthday of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan

Dates of the Islamic calendar

 DateEnglish 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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