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.

2014

January
13
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
13 January 2014

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

March
23
Pakistan Day
Start date:
23 March 2014
July
28
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
28 July 2014
End date:
30 July 2014
August
14
Independence Day
Start date:
14 August 2014
October
04
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
4 October 2014
November
03
Ashura
Start date:
3 November 2014
November
09
Allama Muhammad Iqbal Day
Start date:
9 November 2014
December
25
Quaid-e-Azam's Birthday
Start date:
25 December 2014

2015

January
03
Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)
Start date:
3 January 2015

Celebrated 5 days later for Shi'a.

March
23
Pakistan Day
Start date:
23 March 2015
July
18
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Start date:
18 July 2015
August
14
Independence Day
Start date:
14 August 2015
September
23
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Start date:
23 September 2015
October
23
Ashura
Start date:
23 October 2015
November
09
Allama Muhammad Iqbal Day
Start date:
9 November 2015
December
25
Quaid-e-Azam's Birthday
Start date:
25 December 2015
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