Public holidays in Pakistan
There are at least 10 national public holidays in Pakistan each year. There are also bank and optional holidays across the country.
The next public holiday in Pakistan is on
25 December 2022
Quaid-e-Azam Day / Christmas
National holidays ¶
Public holidays are national holidays for everyone to take the time off from any work and educational activities to enjoy the days with family and friends. Some of the religious holidays may depend on lunar cycle.
Bank holidays ¶
Banks are closed for any public dealing on this holidays for internal operations only.
Other holidays ¶
Optional holidays are based on diverse communities living across Pakistan. These holidays are for those communities to celebrate their special religious and cultural events. These are not national holidays.
Government sector employees ¶
Employees in government sectors require prior arrangements to take optional holidays. The limit to take these optional holidays per calendar year is up to 1 day off for Muslims and 3 days off for people of other religions.
* Based on Islamic Hijri calendar and subject to the Moon sighting.