Pakistan has a total of 45 holidays in 2023. 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
Sunday, January 1, 2023 January 1 marks the beginning of the official New Year in Pakistan and is celebrated throughout the country as New Year’s Day.
Basant Panchami
Thursday, January 26, 2023 Basant Panchami is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Kashmir Day
Sunday, February 5, 2023 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.
Shab e-Meraj
Sunday, February 19, 2023 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.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 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.
Shab e-Barat
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Shab e-Barat is a optional holiday in Pakistan
March Equinox
Monday, March 20, 2023 March Equinox in Pakistan (Karachi)
Pakistan Day
Thursday, March 23, 2023 Pakistan Day is annually celebrated on March 23 to commemorate the Lahore Resolution and to celebrate the adoption of Pakistan’s first constitution.
Ramadan Start
Thursday, March 23, 2023 Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Good Friday
Friday, April 7, 2023 Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 9, 2023 Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Easter Monday
Monday, April 10, 2023 Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Friday, April 14, 2023 Baisakhi is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday
Friday, April 21, 2023 Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan
Friday, April 21, 2023 Ridván is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Saturday, April 22, 2023 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
Sunday, April 23, 2023 Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan
Labour Day
Monday, May 1, 2023 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
Friday, May 5, 2023 Buddha Purnima is a optional holiday in Pakistan
June Solstice
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 June Solstice in Pakistan (Karachi)
Eid al-Adha
Thursday, June 29, 2023 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
Friday, June 30, 2023 Eid al-Adha Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan
July 1 Bank Holiday
Saturday, July 1, 2023 July 1 Bank Holiday is a bank holiday in Pakistan
Eid al-Adha Holiday
Saturday, July 1, 2023 Eid al-Adha Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan
Ashura Holiday
Friday, July 28, 2023 Ashura Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan
Saturday, July 29, 2023 Ashura is a public holiday in Pakistan
Independence Day
Monday, August 14, 2023 Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on August 14. This day marks Pakistan’s emergence as an independent state.
Raksha Bandhan
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that is celebrated on the full moon of the Hindu month of Shravana (Shravan Poornima). The day is also sometimes referred to as Brother and Sister Day because it honors the relationship between brother and sister.
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 Chelum is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Defence Day
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 Defence Day is a observance in Pakistan
Ganesh Chaturthi
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 Ganesh Chaturthi is the great Ganesha festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha during the Hindu Month of Bhadra, which usually falls between mid-August and mid-September. It is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi and can last up to 10 days.
September Equinox
Saturday, September 23, 2023 September Equinox in Pakistan (Karachi)
Giarhwin Sharief
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 Giarhwin Sharief is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Eid Milad un-Nabi
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Eid Milad-un-Nabi (festival of the Prophet Muhammad’s birth) is observed with religious reverence in Pakistan.
Durga Puja
Sunday, October 22, 2023 Durga Puja is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 Dussehra is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji
Saturday, October 28, 2023 Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji is a optional holiday in Pakistan
Iqbal Day
Thursday, November 9, 2023 Iqbal Day is a public holiday in Pakistan
Sunday, November 12, 2023 Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.
December Solstice
Friday, December 22, 2023 December Solstice in Pakistan (Karachi)
Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 2023 Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2023 Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Quaid-e-Azam Day
Monday, December 25, 2023 Quaid-e-Azam Day is a public holiday in Pakistan
Day After Christmas (Christians only)
Tuesday, December 26, 2023 Day After Christmas (Christians only) is a optional holiday in Pakistan
New Year's Eve
Sunday, December 31, 2023 New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
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