Public Holidays in Pakistan 2023 -

The Pakistani government observes a number of important days throughout the year as official holidays. Here, employment in the private sector is constrained by the law. These public holidays in Pakistan 2023 include Eid, Pakistan Day, Kashmir Day, and others.

Pakistan is a nation in South Asia and is formally known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. With about 243 million inhabitants, it is the fifth most populous nation in the world and is home to the second-largest Muslim population in the world, just after Indonesia.

  • 2023 will have 16 mandatory and 22 optional holidays.
  • In 2023, two of the 16 public holidays fall on Sundays.
  • Islamic holidays are based on the moon’s appearance.
Public Holidays in Pakistan 2023

Public Holidays in Pakistan 2023

The list of mandatory and optional holidays for the upcoming year, 2023, has been made public by the federal government.

The Cabinet Division also released an official announcement. According to the announcement, the public holidays in Pakistan for Muslims and other minorities for the year 2023 are as follows:

S #Name of EventDaysDates
1Kashmir DaySunday February 5
2Pakistan DayThursday March 23
3Eid-ul-FitrSaturday, Sunday, Monday April 22,23,24 
4Labour DayMondayMay 1
5Eid-ul-AzhaThursday, Friday, Saturday June 29,30, July 1
6Ashura (9th, 10th Muharram)Thursday, FridayJuly 27, 28
7Independence DayMondayAugust 14
8Eid Milad-un-NabiThursday September 28 
9Allama Iqbal DayThursday November 9
10Quaid-e-Azam Day/Christmas MondayDecember 25
11Day after ChristmasTuesdayDecember 26(Only for Christians)

Bank Holidays

Following that, there will be bank holidays. Banks, DFLs, and MFBs will not be open to the general public on these days, although they will be open to staff.

S #Date
1January 2 (Monday)
2March 22 (Wednesday)
3July 3 (Monday)

The dates of holidays for Muslim festivities are determined by predicted dates. The Cabinet Division will send out a separate notification if the moon makes an appearance; otherwise, they are subject to it.

Optional Holidays

S #Name of EventDaysDates
1New Year DaySunday January 1
2Basant PanchamiThursdayJanuary 26
3Shiv RatriSaturday February 18
4Shab-e-Mairaj Saturday February 18
5HoliMonday March 6
6DulhandiTuesdayMarch 7
7Shab-e-Barat WednesdayMarch 8
8Good Friday  FridayApril 7 
9Day After Easter  MondayApril 10 
10BaisakhiFridayApril 14 
11Eid-e-RizwanFridayApril 21 
12Buddha Purnima FridayJuly 7
13Nauroze WednesdayAugust 16
14Birthday of Lord Zoroaster MondayAugust 21 
15Chehlum WednesdaySeptember 6
16Janamashtami ThursdaySeptember 7 
17Durga Poja MondayOctober 23
18Dussehra TuesdayOctober 24
19Giyarhvi Shareef FridayOctober 27
20Birthday of Guru Valmik Swami Ji SaturdayOctober 28
21Diwali Sunday November 12
22Guru Nanak BirthdayMonday November 27

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