Top events in Pakistan

July
01

Ever since 1936, this lively event has taken place attracting tourists and fans of equestrian sports in equal numbers. Each July this polo...

July
17

This is a joyous festival at the end of Ramadan that lasts for two or three days. It is a public holiday and most of the population will celebrate...

September
01

On hold for over 25 years, this week-long festival is now back to highlight regional crafts and competitive sports such as archery and wrestling....

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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