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

17 June 2024

Ed-ul-Azha *

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.

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Kashmir Day
Pakistan Day
Eid-ul-Fitr *
Eid-ul-Fitr (Day 2) *
Eid-ul-Fitr (Day 3) *
Labour Day
Ed-ul-Azha *
Ed-ul-Azha (Day 2) *
Ed-ul-Azha (Day 3) *
Ashura (9 Muharram) *
Ashura (10 Muharram) *
Independence Day
Eid Milad-un-Nabi *
Allama Iqbal Day
Quaid-e-Azam Day / Christmas
Day after Christmas (Christians holiday)

Bank holidays

Banks are closed for any public dealing on this holidays for internal operations only.

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Bank holiday
Bank holiday (Zakat deduction)
Bank holiday

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.

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New Year Day
Shab-e-Meraj *
Basant Punchami
Shab-e-Barat *
Buddha Purnima
Good Friday
Easter Sunday
Easter Monday
Lord Zoroaster birthday (Khordad Sal)
Janam Ashtami
Chehlum *
Durga Puja
Giyarvee Shareef *
Guru Valmik Sawami birthday
Guru Nanak Dev birthday

* Based on Islamic Hijri calendar and subject to the Moon sighting.