Pakistan has a total of 53 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Weekday Date
New Year's Day
January 1 marks the beginning of the official New Year in Pakistan and is celebrated throughout the country as New Year’s Day.
Tuesday January 1
January 1 Bank Holiday
Tuesday January 1
Kashmir Day
Kashmir Solidarity Day is annually observed in Pakistan on February 5 to express solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir. It also honors the sacrifices made for Kashmir’s liberation.
Tuesday February 5
Basant Panchami
Sunday February 10
Maha Shivaratri
Monday March 4
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20
Holi is a spring festival of colors celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and others. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the upcoming season of spring. The festival can last up to sixteen days.
Thursday March 21
Thursday March 21
Pakistan Day
Pakistan Day is annually celebrated on March 23 to commemorate the Lahore Resolution and to celebrate the adoption of Pakistan’s first constitution.
Saturday March 23
Shab e-Meraj
Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night that the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.
Wednesday April 3
Sunday April 14
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday April 19
Shab e-Barat
Saturday April 20
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 21
Sunday April 21
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Monday April 22
Labour Day
Labor Day (Labour Day or May Day) is observed in Pakistan on May 1 each year to pay tribute to workers’ sacrifices in achieving economic and social rights.
Wednesday May 1
May 7 Bank Holiday
Tuesday May 7
Buddha Purnima
Saturday May 18
Eid-ul-Fitr Day 1
Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
Wednesday June 5
Eid-ul-Fitr Day 2
Thursday June 6
Eid-ul-Fitr Day 3
Friday June 7
June Solstice
Friday June 21
July 1 Bank Holiday
Monday July 1
Eid al-Adha Day 1
Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.
Monday August 12
Eid al-Adha Day 2
Tuesday August 13
Independence Day
Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on August 14. This day marks Pakistan’s emergence as an independent state.
Wednesday August 14
Eid al-Adha Day 3
Wednesday August 14
Raksha Bandhan
Thursday August 15
Saturday August 17
Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal)
Thursday August 22
Saturday August 24
Ganesh Chaturthi
Monday September 2
Defence Day
Friday September 6
First Day of Ashura
Monday September 9
Second Day of Ashura
Tuesday September 10
September Equinox
Monday September 23
First Day of Navaratri
Sunday September 29
Durga Pooja
Sunday October 6
Tuesday October 8
Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji
Sunday October 13
Sunday October 20
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.
Sunday October 27
Iqbal Day
Saturday November 9
Eid Milad un-Nabi
Eid Milad-un-Nabi (festival of the Prophet Muhammad’s birth) is observed with religious reverence in Pakistan.
Sunday November 10
Guru Nanak's Birthday
Tuesday November 12
Giarhwin Sharief
Monday December 9
December Solstice
Sunday December 22
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 24
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Wednesday December 25
Quaid-e-Azam Day
Wednesday December 25
Day After Christmas
Thursday December 26
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 31