Pakistan has a total of 53 holidays in 2020. 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 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.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
January 1 Bank Holiday
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Basant Panchami
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Maha Shivaratri
Friday, February 21, 2020
Holi
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.
Monday, March 9, 2020
Dulhandi
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020
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.
Sunday, March 22, 2020
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.
Monday, March 23, 2020
Shab e-Barat
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday, April 10, 2020
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Monday, April 13, 2020
Baisakhi
Monday, April 13, 2020
Ridván
Monday, April 20, 2020
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.
Friday, May 1, 2020
Buddha Purnima
Thursday, May 7, 2020
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.
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Eid-ul-Fitr Day 2
Monday, May 25, 2020
Eid-ul-Fitr Day 3
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Eid-ul-Fitr Day 4
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020
July 1 Bank Holiday
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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.
Friday, July 31, 2020
Eid al-Adha Day 2
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Eid al-Adha Day 3
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Raksha Bandhan
Monday, August 3, 2020
Janmashtami
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Independence Day
Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on August 14. This day marks Pakistan’s emergence as an independent state.
Friday, August 14, 2020
Nauroz
Monday, August 17, 2020
Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal)
Friday, August 21, 2020
Ganesh Chaturthi
Saturday, August 22, 2020
First Day of Ashura
Friday, August 28, 2020
Second Day of Ashura
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Defence Day
Sunday, September 6, 2020
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Chelum
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
First Day of Navaratri
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Durga Pooja
Friday, October 23, 2020
Dussehra
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Eid Milad un-Nabi
Eid Milad-un-Nabi (festival of the Prophet Muhammad’s birth) is observed with religious reverence in Pakistan.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Iqbal Day
Monday, November 9, 2020
Diwali/Deepavali
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Giarhwin Sharief
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Guru Nanak's Birthday
Monday, November 30, 2020
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Friday, December 25, 2020
Quaid-e-Azam Day
Friday, December 25, 2020
Day After Christmas
Saturday, December 26, 2020
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Thursday, December 31, 2020