Top events in Pakistan

December
05

This vibrant festival remembers the Sindh poet, Shah Abdul Sehwan Sharif, who is considered a literary icon in Pakistan. The festival draws...

February
01

Organised by Lok Virsa, National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, the nine-day event sees artisans and craftspeople from across the...

March
01

The kite festival of the Punjab region, especially in Lahore. This festival is to welcome the coming of spring and sees the skies fill with colour...

Pakistan Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

(a) Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

(b) Christian holidays are observed by Christians only.

2016

March
23
Pakistan Day
Start date:
23 March 2016
July
07
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
7 July 2016
August
14
Independence Day
Start date:
14 August 2016
September
13
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
13 September 2016
October
12
Ashura
Start date:
12 October 2016
November
09
Allama Muhammad Iqbal Day
Start date:
9 November 2016
December
12
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
12 December 2016

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

December
25
Quaid-e-Azam's Birthday
Start date:
25 December 2016
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