Pakistan has a total of 51 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 downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Date Details
New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 January 1 marks the beginning of the official New Year in Pakistan and is celebrated throughout the country as New Year’s Day.
January 1 Bank Holiday
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 January 1 Bank Holiday is a bank holiday in Pakistan
Basant Panchami
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Basant Panchami is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Kashmir Day
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 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.
Shivaratri
Friday, February 21, 2020 Shivaratri is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Holi
Monday, March 9, 2020 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.
Dulhandi
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Dulhandi is a optional holiday in Pakistan
March Equinox
Friday, March 20, 2020 March Equinox in Pakistan (Karachi)
Pakistan Day
Monday, March 23, 2020 Pakistan Day is annually celebrated on March 23 to commemorate the Lahore Resolution and to celebrate the adoption of Pakistan’s first constitution.
Shab e-Meraj
Monday, March 23, 2020 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.
Shab e-Barat
Thursday, April 9, 2020 Shab e-Barat is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Good Friday
Friday, April 10, 2020 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 13, 2020 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Baisakhi
Monday, April 13, 2020 Baisakhi is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Ridván
Monday, April 20, 2020 Ridván is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Ramazan Bank Holiday
Friday, April 24, 2020 Ramazan Bank Holiday is a bank holiday in Pakistan
Labour Day
Friday, May 1, 2020 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.
Buddha Purnima
Thursday, May 7, 2020 Buddha Purnima is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Eid-ul-Fitr
Monday, May 25, 2020 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.
Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan
June Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020 June Solstice in Pakistan (Karachi)
July 1 Bank Holiday
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 July 1 Bank Holiday is a bank holiday in Pakistan
Eid al-Adha
Friday, July 31, 2020 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.
Eid al-Adha Holiday
Saturday, August 1, 2020 Eid al-Adha Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan
Raksha Bandhan
Monday, August 3, 2020 Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu holiday in Pakistan
Janmashtami
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Krishna Janmashtami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Hindu month of Bhadrava (Bhadrapada), which is usually in August or September.
Independence Day
Friday, August 14, 2020 Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on August 14. This day marks Pakistan’s emergence as an independent state.
Nauroz
Sunday, August 16, 2020 Nauroz is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal)
Friday, August 21, 2020 Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal) is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Ganesh Chaturthi
Saturday, August 22, 2020 Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu holiday in Pakistan
Ashura
Saturday, August 29, 2020 Ashura is a public holiday in Pakistan
Ashura Holiday
Sunday, August 30, 2020 Ashura Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan
Defence Day
Sunday, September 6, 2020 Defence Day is a observance in Pakistan
September Equinox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 September Equinox in Pakistan (Karachi)
Chelum
Thursday, October 8, 2020 Chelum is a optional holiday in Pakistan
First Day of Navaratri
Saturday, October 17, 2020 First Day of Navaratri is a Hindu holiday in Pakistan
Durga Puja
Friday, October 23, 2020 Durga Puja is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Dussehra
Sunday, October 25, 2020 Dussehra is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Eid Milad un-Nabi
Friday, October 30, 2020 Eid Milad-un-Nabi (festival of the Prophet Muhammad’s birth) is observed with religious reverence in Pakistan.
Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji
Saturday, October 31, 2020 Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Iqbal Day
Monday, November 9, 2020 Iqbal Day is a observance in Pakistan
Diwali/Deepavali
Saturday, November 14, 2020 Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.
Giarhwin Sharief
Saturday, November 28, 2020 Giarhwin Sharief is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Guru Nanak's Birthday
Monday, November 30, 2020 Guru Nanak's Birthday is a optional holiday in Pakistan
December Solstice
Monday, December 21, 2020 December Solstice in Pakistan (Karachi)
Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Quaid-e-Azam Day
Friday, December 25, 2020 Quaid-e-Azam Day is a public holiday in Pakistan
Day After Christmas (Christians only)
Saturday, December 26, 2020 Day After Christmas (Christians only) is a optional holiday in Pakistan
New Year's Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2020 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.