Public Holidays in Pakistan 2018
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Public Holidays in Pakistan 2020

There is a complete calendar of public holidays which shows that when there is a holiday in every month during this year. Pakistan is a Muslim country so that is the reason the mostly holidays are due to some Islamic Festival or some Islamic event.

popular holidays in Pakistan in one year are about 16 Public holidays. The complete list of Pakistan holidays 2017 is arranged here for you so that you can arrange your plans for these holidays before the time. These are the only Public holidays that people will observe during year 2017 so if you want some outing or have a plan of going somewhere.

Background Information:

From the independence 1947, Pakistan followed the western Saturday and Sunday weekend. After then Prime Minister Zulifqar Ali Bhutto changed the rule and introduced Friday/Saturday weekend in 1977. It was moved back to Saturday/Sunday in 1997 by newly elected Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Muslim Public holidays last up to several days. Particularly Eid ul Azha holidays regularly publication to last only 2 days then they are extended to 3 days. 25 December is not only Christmas day but it is the most important day because it is the anniversary day of Quid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah often called as father of the nation.

Sr. No.DateDayEvent / Holiday
1.5th February-2017SundayKashmir Day
2.23rd March-2017Tuesday Pakistan Day
3.17th April-2017MondayEaster Day
4.1st May-2017MondayLabour Day
5.26th June-2017MondayEid ul Fitr
6.27th June-2017TuesdayEid ul Fitr
7.14th August-2017MondayIndependence Day
1st September-2017FridayEid ul Azha
9.2nd September-2017SaturedayEid ul Azha
3rd September-2017SundayEid ul Azha
12.4th September-2017MondayEid ul Azha
13.30th September-2017Saturday Day of Ashura
14.1st October-2017SundayDay of Ashura
15.9th November-2017Thursday Iqbal Day
16.1st December-2017FridayEid Milad un Nabi S.A.W
17.25th December-2017MondayChristmas Day
18.25th December-2017MondayQuid e Azam Day

Kashmir Day:

It is a public holiday in Pakistan on February 5 each year. It attentions on showing Pakistan’s support and harmony with the people of Indian-engaged Kashmir. It also honors the sacrifices made for Kashmir’s freedom and their ongoing freedom struggle.

Pakistan Day:

It is also called as Pakistan Resolution Day or Republic Day. It is a national holiday in Pakistan honoring the Lahore Resolution passed on 23 March 1940. A Republic Day procession by the armed forces is often part of the celebrations.

Easter Day:

Easter Sunday is a public holiday and one of the most celebratory events among Christians worldwide. It memorializes Jesus Christ’s reappearance from death, as written in the Christian bible. It is a day of celebration to remember that Jesus Christ is risen, according to the Christian belief.

Labour Day:

It is a public holiday in Pakistan that is noticeable by labor/worker union sessions and organized street demonstrations. It is sometimes referred to as May Day and is annually held on May 1in order to pay honor to workers’ sacrifices in achieving economic and social rights.

Eid ul Fitr:

It is a big day for Muslims and celebrated on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal.. Eid-ul-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend joint prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

Independence Day:

It is a public holiday as Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on August 14. Whole nation celebrates the country’s independence from the British rule on that date in 1947. This day is an occasion to promote patriotism and national unity for Pakistanis.

Day of Ashura:

It is the tenth day of Muharram the month of the Islamic calendar. It is a religious observance obvious every year by Muslims. It is an ancient day of commemoration for all the Muslims. It is now also recognized for different reasons and in different ways by Sunni and Shi’a Muslims.

Iqbal Day:

It is the birthdate of Sir Muhammad Iqbal, a philosopher, poet and politician in British India. Allama Iqbal is Pakistan’s national poet and a great thinker who gave the idea of Pakistan. So Pakistanis celebrate Iqbal Day in the Country. Iqbal day is organized and celebrated on 9 November every year in all the provinces as a tribute to Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the “Poet of the East”. He is officially declared as the national poet by Government of Pakistan.

Eid Milad un-Nabi:

Eid Milad-un-Nabi is observed with religious admiration in Pakistan. It is known as the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, it is also a public holiday in Pakistan. Sunni Muslims observe Milad-un-Nabi on 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal (third month of the Islamic calendar) while Shia Muslims observe it on 17 Rabi-ul-Awwal, coinciding with the birthdate of their sixth Imam Jafar-al-Sadiq.

Christmas Day:

Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world’s nations. It is an annual festival of Christians, commonly celebrated on December 25, as a religious celebration amongst billions of Christians around the world.

Quid e Azam Day:

This holiday is celebrated annually on 25 December. It memorializes the birthday of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, a great politician and first Governor General of Pakistan also known as the father of the nation.



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