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Pakistan : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


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

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
Currency: Rupee (PKR) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Sunday

Name Date Kind
banks are closedSaturday January 1, 2022Banks only 
School holidays**Saturday January 1, 2022School holidays 
winter holiday (end) - SindhSunday January 2, 2022School holidays 
banks are closedMonday January 3, 2022Banks only 
winter holiday (end) - PunjabMonday January 3, 2022School holidays 
Regional holiday**Friday October 1, 2021Secular holiday 
summer holiday (end) - PunjabMonday October 11, 2021School holidays 
Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Tuesday October 19, 2021Muslim, Sufi 
Regional holiday**Sunday October 24, 2021Secular holiday 
optional holiday**Thursday November 4, 2021Hinduism 
Allama Muhammad Iqbal Day*Tuesday November 9, 2021Culture 
Pakistan Expo Asia International Exhibition**Tuesday November 16, 2021Tradeshows 
birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.**Thursday November 18, 2021Culture 
Black Friday*Friday November 26, 2021Special Events 
Winter holiday (beginning)- SindhTuesday December 21, 2021School holidays 
Working Women's DayWednesday December 22, 2021cards/flowers 
Christmas holiday (beginning)Friday December 24, 2021School holidays 
Quaid-e-Azam’s Birthday.*Saturday December 25, 2021Catholic or protestant 
optional holiday**Sunday December 26, 2021Catholic 
Regional holiday**Monday December 27, 2021Secular holiday 
winter holiday (beginning) - PunjabWednesday December 29, 2021School holidays 

Banks are closed -
Saturday January 1, 2022

Banks only :

School holidays -
Saturday January 1, 2022

School holidays : Http://

Schools have been shut 23 weeks due to Covid epidemics
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
Teaching language: Urdu, English, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto
schools close on Saturday & Sunday
school uniforms required

Dates confirmed till Feb 2022 (no summer vacations 2021 in Sindh and in all private schools of Pakistan); Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

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Winter holiday (end) - Sindh -
Sunday January 2, 2022

School holidays :

Banks are closed -
Monday January 3, 2022

Banks only :

Winter holiday (end) - Punjab -
Monday January 3, 2022

School holidays :

Regional holiday -
Friday October 1, 2021

Secular holiday : Tropical cyclone Shaheen in Karachi only

Summer holiday (end) - Punjab -
Monday October 11, 2021

School holidays :

Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday October 19, 2021

Muslim, Sufi :

Regional holiday -
Sunday October 24, 2021

Secular holiday : Founding Day of Azad Jammu and Kashmir state Azad Jammu and Kashmir state only

Optional holiday -
Thursday November 4, 2021

Hinduism : Diwali Hindu community only in the State of Sindh

Allama Muhammad Iqbal Day -
Tuesday November 9, 2021

Culture : Generally known as a poet and philosopher, but also a jurist, a politician, a social reformer, and a great Islamic scholar. People even bestowed on him the title of Shaere-Mashriq (Poet of the East). Iqbal's contribution to the Muslim world as one of the greatest thinkers of Islam remains unparalleled. In his writings, he addressed and exhorted people, particularly the youth, to stand up and boldly face life's challenges. The central theme and main source of his message was the Qur'an.

Pakistan Expo Asia International Exhibition -
Tuesday November 16, 2021

Tradeshows : lasts 3 days - in Karachi 2021 edition confirmed (provided the Covid epidemics is stopped)

Birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak. -
Thursday November 18, 2021

Culture : Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1539) Founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus. Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanak’s divinity and religious authority as of 2020

Black Friday -
Friday November 26, 2021

Special Events : Day of sales and bargains

Winter holiday (beginning)- Sindh -
Tuesday December 21, 2021

School holidays :

Working Women's Day -
Wednesday December 22, 2021

cards/flowers :

Christmas holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 24, 2021

School holidays :

Quaid-e-Azam’s Birthday. -
Saturday December 25, 2021

Catholic or protestant : 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 -
Sunday December 26, 2021

Catholic : Boxing Day Christian community only

Regional holiday -
Monday December 27, 2021

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

Winter holiday (beginning) - Punjab -
Wednesday December 29, 2021

School holidays :