All About Public Holidays in Pakistan (2024) You Need to Know

Pakistan celebrates 10 national public holidays annually, and additional bank and optional holidays are observed nationwide.

Plus, during upcoming elections in 2024, some holidays are also expected on 7th and 8th February.

In this post, you’ll discover:

The next expected Holy month of Ramzan starts in Pakistan on

12th March 2024

Ramzan / Tuesday

Public Holidays

Public holidays mean days for everyone to step away from work and school, and spend time with family and friends. Some religious holidays follow the lunar cycle.

Here is the list of public holidays in Pakistan (2024):

Kashmir DayMonday5th February 2024
Pakistan DaySaturday23rd March 2024
Eid-ul-Fitr (**)Wednesday, Thursday & Friday10th, 11th, 12th April 2024
Labour DayWednesday1st May, 2024
Eid al-Adha Holiday (**)Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday17th, 18th & 19th June, 2024
Ashura (9th & 10th Moharram 1446 A. H)Tuesday & Wednesday16th & 17th July, 2024
Independence DayWednesday14th August, 2024
Eid Milad un-Nabi (12th Rabi-ul-Awal 1446 A. H)Monday16th September, 2024
Allama Iqbal DaySaturday9th November, 2024
Quaid-e-Azam Day / Christmas DayWednesday25th December, 2024
Day after ChristmasThursday26th December, 2024 (For Christians only)
** Subject to the appearance of the moon.)

Here’s the link to add public holidays to your Android or Apple Phone’s calendar app.

Add Public Holidays (2024) to your Calendar

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Bank Holidays

During these holidays, banks close to the public but continue working on internal tasks to keep operations running smoothly.

Here’s the link to add bank holidays to your Android or Apple Phone’s calendar app.

Add Bank Holidays (2024) to your Calendar

Monday1st January, 2024
Monday11th March 2024 Corresponding to 1st Ramzan 1445 A. H. for deduction of Zakat (subject to appearance of the moon)
Monday1st July, 2024

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Optional Holidays

Optional holidays cater to diverse communities in Pakistan, allowing them to honour their unique religious and cultural events. Keep in mind, that they aren’t national holidays.

New Year’s DayMonday1st January, 2024
Basant PunchamiWednesday14th February, 2024
ShivaratriFriday8th February, 2024
Shab e-Meraj (27th Rajab 1445 A. H)Wednesday7th February, 2024
HoliSunday24th March, 2024
DulhandiMonday25th March, 2024
Shab-e-Barat (15th Shaban 1445 A. H.)Sunday25th February, 2024
Good FridayFriday29th March, 2024
Easter/Day after Easter SundaySunday/Monday31st March & 1st April 2024
BaisakhiSaturday13th April, 2024
Eid-e-Rizwan (Bahai’s Commnity only)Sunday21st April, 2024
Buddha PurnimaSaturday23rd March, 2024
Nauroz (Parsi’s New Year’s Day)Thursday15th August, 2024
Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal)Tuesday20th August, 2024
Chehlum (20th Safar 1446 A. H.)Wednesday27th August, 2024
Janam AshtamiMonday26th August, 2024
Durga PujaFriday11th October, 2024
DussehraSaturday12th October, 2024
Giyarvee Shareef (11th Rabi-us-Sani 1446 A. H.)Wednesday16th October, 2024
Birthday of Guru Valmi Sawami JiTuesday17th October, 2024
DiwaliFriday1st November, 2024
Gurru Nanak Dev Jee BirthdayFriday15th November, 2024
* Based on the Islamic Hijri calendar and subject to the appearance of the Moon.

Here’s the link to add optional holidays to your Android or Apple Phone’s calendar app.

Add all Optional Holidays (2024) to your calendar

Government Sector Employees

Government employees need to plan for optional holidays.

* Based on the Islamic Hijri calendar and subject to the appearance of the Moon.

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