Pakistan has a total of 50 holidays in 2021. 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
Friday, January 1, 2021 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
Friday, January 1, 2021 January 1 Bank Holiday is a bank holiday in Pakistan
Kashmir Day
Friday, February 5, 2021 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.
Basant Panchami
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Basant Panchami is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Shivaratri
Thursday, March 11, 2021 Shivaratri is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Shab e-Meraj
Friday, March 12, 2021 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.
March Equinox
Saturday, March 20, 2021 March Equinox in Pakistan (Karachi)
Pakistan Day
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Pakistan Day is annually celebrated on March 23 to commemorate the Lahore Resolution and to celebrate the adoption of Pakistan’s first constitution.
Holi
Sunday, March 28, 2021 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
Monday, March 29, 2021 Dulhandi is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Shab e-Barat
Monday, March 29, 2021 Shab e-Barat is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Good Friday
Friday, April 2, 2021 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 5, 2021 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Ramazan Bank Holiday
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Ramazan Bank Holiday is a bank holiday in Pakistan
Baisakhi
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Baisakhi is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Ridván
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Ridván is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Labour Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 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.
Eid-ul-Fitr
Friday, May 14, 2021 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
Saturday, May 15, 2021 Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan
Buddha Purnima
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Buddha Purnima is a optional holiday in Pakistan
June Solstice
Monday, June 21, 2021 June Solstice in Pakistan (Karachi)
July 1 Bank Holiday
Thursday, July 1, 2021 July 1 Bank Holiday is a bank holiday in Pakistan
Eid al-Adha
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 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
Thursday, July 22, 2021 Eid al-Adha Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan
Independence Day
Saturday, August 14, 2021 Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on August 14. This day marks Pakistan’s emergence as an independent state.
Nauroz
Monday, August 16, 2021 Nauroz is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Ashura
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Ashura is a public holiday in Pakistan
Ashura Holiday
Thursday, August 19, 2021 Ashura Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan
Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal)
Saturday, August 21, 2021 Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal) is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Raksha Bandhan
Sunday, August 22, 2021 Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu holiday in Pakistan
Janmashtami
Monday, August 23, 2021 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.
Defence Day
Monday, September 6, 2021 Defence Day is a observance in Pakistan
Ganesh Chaturthi
Friday, September 10, 2021 Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu holiday in Pakistan
September Equinox
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 September Equinox in Pakistan (Karachi)
Chelum
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Chelum is a optional holiday in Pakistan
First Day of Navaratri
Thursday, October 7, 2021 First Day of Navaratri is a Hindu holiday in Pakistan
Durga Puja
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Durga Puja is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Dussehra
Friday, October 15, 2021 Dussehra is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Giarhwin Sharief
Monday, October 18, 2021 Giarhwin Sharief is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Eid Milad un-Nabi
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Eid Milad-un-Nabi (festival of the Prophet Muhammad’s birth) is observed with religious reverence in Pakistan.
Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Diwali/Deepavali
Thursday, November 4, 2021 Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.
Iqbal Day
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Iqbal Day is a observance in Pakistan
December Solstice
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 December Solstice in Pakistan (Karachi)
Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Quaid-e-Azam Day
Saturday, December 25, 2021 Quaid-e-Azam Day is a public holiday in Pakistan
Day After Christmas (Christians only)
Sunday, December 26, 2021 Day After Christmas (Christians only) is a optional holiday in Pakistan
New Year's Eve
Friday, December 31, 2021 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.