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Pakistan : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Rupee (PKR)
  • 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)
    2021 calendar confirmed
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Tuesday December 20, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)- SindhSchool holidays
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    Thursday December 22, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday December 22, 2022Working Women's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday December 23, 2022Winter holiday (beginning) - PunjabSchool holidays
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Quaid-e-Azam’s Birthday.Secular holiday
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    Monday December 26, 2022Optional holidayCatholic
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    Tuesday December 27, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Monday January 2, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Monday January 2, 2023Winter holiday (end) - SindhSchool holidays
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    Monday January 9, 2023Winter holiday (end) - PunjabSchool holidays
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    Sunday February 5, 2023Kashmir DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday February 19, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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    Tuesday March 7, 2023Shab-e-BaratMuslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Optional holidayHinduism
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday March 10, 2023Pakistan Expo Asia International ExhibitionTradeshows
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    Monday March 20, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Pakistan Resolution DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Banks only
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    Saturday March 25, 2023Hazrat Madhu Lal Hussain Death Anniversary (Lahore only)Events, celebrations...
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    Friday March 31, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning) - PunjabSchool holidays
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    Friday March 31, 2023Spring holiday (beginning) - SindhSchool holidays
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    Saturday April 1, 2023Spring holiday (end) - SindhSchool holidays
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    Tuesday April 4, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday April 7, 2023Optional holidayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday April 9, 2023Eastercards/flowers
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    Tuesday April 18, 2023Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday April 23, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday April 24, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023Regional holidayMuslim, Sufi
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    Friday April 28, 2023Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 1, 2023Beginning of school year - SindhSchool holidays
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday May 31, 2023Summer holiday (beginning) - SindhSchool holidays
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    Friday June 2, 2023Summer holiday (beginning) - PunjabSchool holidays
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday June 29, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday June 30, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Winter holiday (beginning)- Sindh

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    Tuesday December 20, 2022
    School holidays :

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday December 22, 2022
    School holidays :

    Working Women's Day

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    Thursday December 22, 2022
    cards/flowers :

    Winter holiday (beginning) - Punjab

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    Friday December 23, 2022
    School holidays :

    Quaid-e-Azam’s Birthday.

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Secular holiday : Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876 - 1948) was an Indian Muslim and statesman who led the All India Muslim League and founded Pakistan, serving as its first Governor-General. He is commonly known in Pakistan as Quaid-i-Azam (Urdu:- Great Leader ) and Baba-i-Qaum ( Father of the Nation. ). [Wikipedia]

    Optional holiday

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    Monday December 26, 2022
    Catholic : Boxing Day Christian community only

    Regional holiday

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    Tuesday December 27, 2022
    Secular holiday : black Day to pay homage to former prime minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto on her martyrdom anniversary (in 2007). Sindh province only

    Banks are closed

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Banks only :

    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    School holidays : Http://www.mofept.gov.pk/
    https://habib.edu.pk/

    Due to the unprecedented floods and torrential rains, the Punjab education department has decided to cut down the syllabus by 20% for classes I to X, in 2022-2023

    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    Teaching language: Urdu, English, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto
    schools close on Saturday & Sunday
    Instructional hours in Punjab: 07:30 - 13:00
    Instructional hours in Sindh: 08:00 - 14:00
    school uniforms required


    We carry confirmed dates till June 2023 in Sindh and April 2023 in Punjab ; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    Banks are closed

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Banks only :

    Winter holiday (end) - Sindh

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    School holidays :

    Winter holiday (end) - Punjab

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    Monday January 9, 2023
    School holidays :

    Kashmir Day

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    Sunday February 5, 2023
    Secular holiday : paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Optional holiday

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    Sunday February 19, 2023
    Hinduism : Maha Shivaratri Hindu community

    Shab-e-Barat

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    Tuesday March 7, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Optional holiday

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    Hinduism : Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima Hindu community

    Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    Culture : From 2019 onwards

    Pakistan Expo Asia International Exhibition

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    Friday March 10, 2023
    Tradeshows : Www.engineeringasia.net/ lasts 3 days - in Karachi 2023 edition confirmed

    Regional holiday

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    Monday March 20, 2023
    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 Resolution Day

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    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.

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
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    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    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.

    Hazrat Madhu Lal Hussain Death Anniversary (Lahore only)

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    Saturday March 25, 2023
    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.

    Mid-term holiday (beginning) - Punjab

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays :

    Spring holiday (beginning) - Sindh

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    Friday March 31, 2023
    School holidays :

    Spring holiday (end) - Sindh

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    School holidays :

    Regional holiday

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    Tuesday April 4, 2023
    Secular holiday : To mark the death anniversary of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in Karachi and Lahore only

    Optional holiday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Good Friday Christian community

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    cards/flowers : From 2019 onwards

    Ramadan holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday April 18, 2023
    School holidays :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Regional holiday

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Ascension of Muhammad in Karachi

    Ramadan holiday (end)

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    Friday April 28, 2023
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    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Beginning of school year - Sindh

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Summer holiday (beginning) - Sindh

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    Wednesday May 31, 2023
    School holidays :

    Summer holiday (beginning) - Punjab

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    Friday June 2, 2023
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    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday June 29, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Friday June 30, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.