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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|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||National holiday|
|January 1 Bank Holiday
||Tuesday||January 1||Common local holiday|
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||National holiday|
||Sunday||February 10||National holiday|
||Thursday||March 21||National holiday|
||Thursday||March 21||National holiday|
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||National holiday|
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||National holiday|
||Sunday||April 14||National holiday|
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
|Friday||April 19||National holiday|
||Saturday||April 20||National holiday|
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
||Sunday||April 21||National holiday|
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
|Monday||April 22||National holiday|
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||National holiday|
|May 7 Bank Holiday
||Tuesday||May 7||Common local holiday|
||Saturday||May 18||National holiday|
|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||National holiday|
|Eid-ul-Fitr Day 2
||Thursday||June 6||National holiday|
|Eid-ul-Fitr Day 3
||Friday||June 7||National holiday|
|July 1 Bank Holiday
|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||National holiday|
|Eid al-Adha Day 2
||Tuesday||August 13||National holiday|
Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on August 14. This day marks Pakistan’s emergence as an independent state.
|Wednesday||August 14||National holiday|
|Eid al-Adha Day 3
||Wednesday||August 14||National holiday|
||Saturday||August 17||Common local holiday|
|Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal)
||Thursday||August 22||National holiday|
||Saturday||August 24||National holiday|
|First Day of Ashura
||Monday||September 9||National holiday|
|Second Day of Ashura
||Tuesday||September 10||National holiday|
|First Day of Navaratri
||Sunday||October 6||National holiday|
||Tuesday||October 8||National holiday|
|Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji
||Sunday||October 13||National holiday|
||Sunday||October 20||National holiday|
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.
|Sunday||October 27||National holiday,Hinduism|
|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||National holiday|
|Guru Nanak's Birthday
||Tuesday||November 12||National holiday|
||Monday||December 9||National holiday|
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
|Wednesday||December 25||National holiday|
||Wednesday||December 25||National holiday|
|Day After Christmas
||Thursday||December 26||National holiday|
|New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.