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Pakistan - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070

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Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for Pakistan



Internet extension: .pk - Telephone code: +92 - International dialing code: 00
Many banks remain open on Saturday
Christian, Parsi, Sikh, Zikri, Ahmadi/Qadiani, Buddhist & Hindu communities are allowed to observe their respective religious main celebrations
GMT offset: +5 (DST: no)
Currency: Rupee (PKR) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Sunday




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banks are closedTuesday January 1, 2019Banks only 
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winter holiday (end) - SindhTuesday January 1, 2019School holidays 
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new year holiday (end)**Sunday January 13, 2019School holidays 
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Kashmir Day**Tuesday February 5, 2019Secular holiday 
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optional holiday**Thursday February 21, 2019Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Sunday March 10, 2019Hinduism 
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Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima*Sunday March 10, 2019Events, celebrations... 
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Regional holiday**Wednesday March 20, 2019Secular holiday 
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Pakistan Expo Asia International Exhibition**Thursday March 21, 2019Tradeshows 
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Pakistan Resolution Day*Saturday March 23, 2019Secular holiday 
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spring holiday (beginning) - SindhWednesday March 27, 2019School holidays 
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Hazrat Madhu Lal Hussain Death Anniversary (Lahore only)*Thursday March 28, 2019Events, celebrations... 
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Regional holiday**Thursday April 4, 2019Secular holiday 
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spring holiday (end) - SindhSaturday April 6, 2019School holidays 
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Shab-e-BaratMonday April 8, 2019School holidays 
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optional holiday**Wednesday April 10, 2019Catholic or protestant 
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Easter*Friday April 12, 2019cards/flowers 
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Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Wednesday April 24, 2019Banks only 
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Regional holiday**Thursday April 25, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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Banks are closed -
Friday January 1, 2021

Banks only :


Winter holiday (end) - Sindh -
Wednesday January 1, 2020

School holidays :


New year holiday (end) -
Monday January 13, 2020

School holidays : Http://ilm.com.pk
official calendar
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
Teaching language: Urdu, English, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto
schools close on Saturday & Sunday
school uniforms required
We carry all confirmed dates till July 2020 (Sindh), and July 2020 (Punjab)
Contact edit@edit.fr to purchase the full calendar for Pakistani Punjab, Sindh or one file containing confirmed calendars of 550 countries and regions.


Kashmir Day -
Wednesday February 5, 2020

Secular holiday : paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Optional holiday -
Friday February 21, 2020

Hinduism : Maha Shivaratri Hindu community


Optional holiday -
Tuesday March 10, 2020

Hinduism : Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima Hindu community


Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Tuesday March 10, 2020

Culture : From 2019 onwards


Regional holiday -
Friday March 20, 2020

Secular holiday : Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi's day: a spiritual leader of the Hur Freedom Movement during Pakistan's freedom struggle against British colonialists. Sindh state only [Wikipedia]


Pakistan Expo Asia International Exhibition -
Saturday March 21, 2020

Tradeshows : Www.engineeringasia.net/ lasts 3 days - in Karachi 2020 edition confirmed


Pakistan Resolution Day -
Monday March 23, 2020

Secular holiday : On 23rd of March, 1940, at the Muslim League's 27th session, under Quaid-e-Azam's leadership, Mr. A.K. Fazlul Haq moved a resolution and demanded a separate sovereign state for the Muslims in the North West and Eastern zones of the Indian Sub-continent. Actual name of celebration is RESOLUTION DAY.


Spring holiday (beginning) - Sindh -
Friday March 27, 2020

School holidays :


Hazrat Madhu Lal Hussain Death Anniversary (Lahore only) -
Saturday March 28, 2020

Culture : Hussain was a disciple of Sheikh Bahlol Daryai Chinioti. Following his master’s advice, he studied mysticism and spent 12 years in penance at the shrine of Hazrat Data Gunj Bukhsh. Like all Sufis, he was a nonconformist and did not believe in ritualism but direct communion with the Almighty. He even shaved off his beard and moustache. Hussain’s love for a Brahmin boy called Madhu or Madhu Lal is famous, and they are often referred together as Madhu Lal Hussain. Madhu’s tomb lies next to Hussain’s in the shrine.


Regional holiday -
Saturday April 4, 2020

Secular holiday : To mark the death anniversary of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in Karachi and Lahore only


Spring holiday (end) - Sindh -
Monday April 6, 2020

School holidays :


Shab-e-Barat -
Wednesday April 8, 2020

School holidays :


Optional holiday -
Friday April 10, 2020

Catholic or protestant : Good Friday Christian community


Easter -
Sunday April 12, 2020

cards/flowers : From 2019 onwards


Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday April 24, 2020

Banks only : Originally Ramadama is the name of the ninth month in the Arab world. It is, above all, a month of fasting. Fasting was not born with Islam. The abstaining from eating and drinking is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, preceding the prophet Muhammad. Thus, in the Bible, it is mentioned that Queen Esther asked the Jews to fast for three days before asking her husband to spare the Jews. According to the New Testament, Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert. Referring to this episode, Christianity has a fasting period of 40 days called Lent . Today, the fasting period of practicing Catholics lasts from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. The start of Ramadan generally depends on local observation of the moon crescent, but others choose the calculation of the new moon or the statement of Saudi Arabia to determine the start of the fasting period. The three main prohibitions of Ramadan are: eat, drink and have sex, It is possible to swallow one's own saliva, but not the water with which mouth was rinsed. Practitioners can go swimming or take a shower, as long as they do not swallow water. Alcohol-based perfume is prohibited. Nail biting is allowed as long as nails are clean. Dates fruit are recommended after breaking of the fast, provided they do not come from Israel. Travelers, pregnant or nursing or menstruating women are allowed to stop fasting. Practitioners usually gain weight during this period. Punishments are particularly heavy year Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.


Regional holiday -
Saturday April 25, 2020

Muslim, Sufi : Ascension of Muhammad in Karachi