There are 15 public holidays in Pakistan in 2023, four of which fall on weekends.
Kashmir Day is a public holiday in Pakistan, observed on February 5, 2023. The holiday is to show Pakistan's support and unity with the people of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir and to pay respects to the Kashmiris who have died in the conflicts.
Pakistan Day is a public holiday in Pakistan, observed on March 23, 2023. The holiday commemorates the Lahore Resolution on March 23, 1940, and the day the country became the first Islamic Republic in the world on March 23, 1956.
Muslims worldwide celebrate this religious holiday, celebrating the end of a month of fasting. The holiday falls on the first day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. The holiday lasts three days, from April 22 to April 24, 2023.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the festival of sacrifice, is an important Muslim festival. The holiday lasts three days, from June 29, 2023, to July 1, 2023, and honors the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command.
Ashura means "tenth" in Semitic languages, and it marks the day that Moses and the Israelites were saved from Pharaoh by God creating a path in the Sea. The holiday falls on July 27 and 28, 2023.
Independence Day is a public holiday in Pakistan, observed on August 14, 2023. The holiday celebrates the anniversary of the country's independence from British rule on August 14, 1947.
The holiday, observed on September 28, 2023, commemorates the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, an Arab religious and political leader and the founder of Islam. Muhammad was born around 570 AD in Mecca and was a deeply spiritual man who meditated.
Iqbal Day is the birthday of Muhammad Iqbal on November 9, 2023. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Again restored public this holiday in 2022. Iqbal, born on November 9, 1877, was a poet and philosopher and a great inspiration for the Pakistan Movement.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
Quaid-e-Azam Day is a public holiday in Pakistan, observed on December 25, 2023, to celebrate the birthday of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He served as the leader of the All-India Muslim League until the inception of Pakistan on August 14, 1947, and then as Pakistan's first governor-general until he died in 1948.
The following is the list of public holidays in Pakistan in 2023.
|Kashmir Day||Feb 05, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Pakistan Day||Mar 23, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Eid-ul-Fitr||Apr 22, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday||Apr 23, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday||Apr 24, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha||Jun 29, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha Holiday||Jun 30, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Eid al-Adha Holiday||Jul 01, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Ashura||Jul 28, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Ashura Holiday||Jul 29, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Aug 14, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Prophet's Birthday||Sep 28, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Iqbal Day||Nov 09, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Quaid-e-Azam Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Pakistan in 2023.