Years: 2023 2024 2025

Pakistan Public Holidays List 2023

Following are the list of Public, Office, School, Bank Holidays in Pakistan year 2023

S.no.DateHolidayType
101 Jan, SundayNew Year's DayOptional holiday
226 Jan, ThursdayBasant PanchamiOptional holiday
305 Feb, SundayKashmir DayNational holiday
418 Feb, SaturdayShab e-MerajOptional holiday
507 Mar, TuesdayHoliOptional holiday
608 Mar, WednesdayShab e-BaratOptional holiday
720 Mar, MondayMarch EquinoxSeason
823 Mar, ThursdayPakistan DayNational holiday
907 Apr, FridayGood FridayOptional holiday
1009 Apr, SundayEaster SundayObservance
1110 Apr, MondayEaster MondayOptional holiday
1214 Apr, FridayBaisakhiOptional holiday
1321 Apr, FridayRidvánOptional holiday
1422 Apr, SaturdayEid-ul-FitrNational holiday
1523 Apr, SundayEid-ul-Fitr HolidayNational holiday
1624 Apr, MondayEid-ul-Fitr HolidayNational holiday
1725 Apr, TuesdayEid-ul-Fitr HolidayNational holiday
1801 May, MondayLabour DayNational holiday
1905 May, FridayBuddha PurnimaOptional holiday
2021 Jun, WednesdayJune SolsticeSeason
2129 Jun, ThursdayEid al-AdhaNational holiday
2230 Jun, FridayEid al-Adha HolidayNational holiday
2301 Jul, SaturdayJuly 1 Bank HolidayObservance
2401 Jul, SaturdayEid al-Adha HolidayNational holiday
2527 Jul, ThursdayAshuraNational holiday
2628 Jul, FridayAshura HolidayNational holiday
2714 Aug, MondayIndependence DayNational holiday
2830 Aug, WednesdayRaksha BandhanHinduism
2906 Sep, WednesdayChelumOptional holiday
3006 Sep, WednesdayDefence DayObservance
3119 Sep, TuesdayGanesh ChaturthiHinduism
3223 Sep, SaturdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
3326 Sep, TuesdayGiarhwin ShariefOptional holiday
3427 Sep, WednesdayEid Milad un-NabiNational holiday
3522 Oct, SundayDurga PujaOptional holiday
3624 Oct, TuesdayDussehraOptional holiday
3728 Oct, SaturdayBirthday of Guru Balmik Sawami JiOptional holiday
3809 Nov, ThursdayIqbal DayObservance
3912 Nov, SundayDiwali/DeepavaliHinduism,Optional holiday
4022 Dec, FridayDecember SolsticeSeason
4124 Dec, SundayChristmas EveObservance
4225 Dec, MondayChristmas DayNational holiday
4325 Dec, MondayQuaid-e-Azam DayNational holiday
4426 Dec, TuesdayDay After Christmas (Christians only)Optional holiday
4531 Dec, SundayNew Year's EveObservance

New Year's Day (01 Jan) : 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 (26 Jan) : Basant Panchami is a optional holiday in Pakistan

Kashmir Day (05 Feb) : 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 (18 Feb) : 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.

Holi (07 Mar) : 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 (08 Mar) : Shab e-Barat is a optional holiday in Pakistan

March Equinox (20 Mar) : March Equinox in Pakistan (Karachi)

Pakistan Day (23 Mar) : Pakistan Day is annually celebrated on March 23 to commemorate the Lahore Resolution and to celebrate the adoption of Pakistan’s first constitution.

Good Friday (07 Apr) : Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday (09 Apr) : Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.

Easter Monday (10 Apr) : Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.

Baisakhi (14 Apr) : Baisakhi is a optional holiday in Pakistan

Ridván (21 Apr) : Ridván is a optional holiday in Pakistan

Eid-ul-Fitr (22 Apr) : 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 (23 Apr) : Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan

Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday (24 Apr) : Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan

Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday (25 Apr) : Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan

Labour Day (01 May) : 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 (05 May) : Buddha Purnima is a optional holiday in Pakistan

June Solstice (21 Jun) : June Solstice in Pakistan (Karachi)

Eid al-Adha (29 Jun) : 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 (30 Jun) : Eid al-Adha Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan

July 1 Bank Holiday (01 Jul) : July 1 Bank Holiday is a bank holiday in Pakistan

Eid al-Adha Holiday (01 Jul) : Eid al-Adha Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan

Ashura (27 Jul) : Ashura is a public holiday in Pakistan

Ashura Holiday (28 Jul) : Ashura Holiday is a public holiday in Pakistan

Independence Day (14 Aug) : Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on August 14. This day marks Pakistan’s emergence as an independent state.

Raksha Bandhan (30 Aug) : Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu holiday in Pakistan

Chelum (06 Sep) : Chelum is a optional holiday in Pakistan

Defence Day (06 Sep) : Defence Day is a observance in Pakistan

Ganesh Chaturthi (19 Sep) : Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu holiday in Pakistan

September Equinox (23 Sep) : September Equinox in Pakistan (Karachi)

Giarhwin Sharief (26 Sep) : Giarhwin Sharief is a optional holiday in Pakistan

Eid Milad un-Nabi (27 Sep) : Eid Milad-un-Nabi (festival of the Prophet Muhammad’s birth) is observed with religious reverence in Pakistan.

Durga Puja (22 Oct) : Durga Puja is a optional holiday in Pakistan

Dussehra (24 Oct) : Dussehra is a optional holiday in Pakistan

Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji (28 Oct) : Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji is a optional holiday in Pakistan

Iqbal Day (09 Nov) : Iqbal Day is a observance in Pakistan

Diwali/Deepavali (12 Nov) : Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.

December Solstice (22 Dec) : December Solstice in Pakistan (Karachi)

Christmas Eve (24 Dec) : Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.

Christmas Day (25 Dec) : Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.

Quaid-e-Azam Day (25 Dec) : Quaid-e-Azam Day is a public holiday in Pakistan

Day After Christmas (Christians only) (26 Dec) : Day After Christmas (Christians only) is a optional holiday in Pakistan

New Year's Eve (31 Dec) : New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.