Public holidays and observances in Pakistan

Year 2019

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Tuesday January 1 Bank Holiday Bank holiday
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day National holiday
February 5 Tuesday Kashmir Day Public Holiday
February 10 Sunday Basant Panchami Optional Holiday
March 4 Monday Maha Shivaratri Optional Holiday
March 20 Wednesday Holi National and Hinduism holiday
March 21 Thursday Dulhandi Optional Holiday
March 21 Thursday March equinox Season
March 23 Saturday Pakistan Day Public Holiday
April 3 Wednesday Shab e-Meraj Optional Holiday
April 14 Sunday Baisakhi Optional Holiday
April 19 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 20 Saturday Shab e-Barat Public Holiday
April 21 Sunday Ridván Optional Holiday
April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
April 22 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
May 1 Wednesday Labour Day National holiday
May 18 Saturday Buddha Purnima Optional Holiday
June 5 Wednesday Eid-ul-Fitr Day 1 Public Holiday
June 6 Thursday Eid-ul-Fitr Day 2 Public Holiday
June 7 Friday Eid-ul-Fitr Day 3 Public Holiday
June 8 Saturday Eid-ul-Fitr Day 4 Public Holiday
June 21 Friday June Solstice Season
July 1 Monday July 1 Bank Holiday Bank holiday
August 12 Monday Eid al-Adha Day 1 Public Holiday
August 13 Tuesday Eid al-Adha Day 2 Public Holiday
August 14 Wednesday Independence Day Public Holiday
August 14 Wednesday Eid al-Adha Day 3 Public Holiday
August 15 Thursday Raksha Bandhan Hindu Holiday
August 22 Thursday Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal) Optional Holiday
August 24 Saturday Janmashtami Public Holiday
September 2 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi Public Holiday
September 6 Friday Defence Day Observance
September 9 Monday First Day of Ashura Public Holiday
September 10 Tuesday Second Day of Ashura Public Holiday
September 23 Monday September equinox Season
September 29 Sunday First Day of Navaratri Hindu Holiday
October 6 Sunday Durga Pooja Optional Holiday
October 8 Tuesday Dussehra Gazetted Holiday
October 13 Sunday Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji Optional Holiday
October 20 Sunday Chelum Optional Holiday
October 27 Sunday Diwali/Deepavali Observance
November 9 Saturday Iqbal Day Optional Holiday
November 12 Tuesday Guru Nanak's Birthday Optional Holiday
December 22 Sunday December Solstice Season
December 24 Tuesday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Wednesday Quaid-e-Azam Day Public Holiday
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Thursday Day After Christmas Public Holiday
December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

Year 2020

Date Weekday Public holiday name Public holiday type
January 1 Wednesday January 1 Bank Holiday Bank holiday
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day National holiday
January 29 Wednesday Basant Panchami Optional Holiday
February 5 Wednesday Kashmir Day Public Holiday
February 21 Friday Maha Shivaratri Optional Holiday
March 9 Monday Holi National and Hinduism holiday
March 10 Tuesday Dulhandi Optional Holiday
March 20 Friday March equinox Season
March 22 Sunday Shab e-Meraj Optional Holiday
March 23 Monday Pakistan Day Public Holiday
April 8 Wednesday Shab e-Barat Public Holiday
April 10 Friday Good Friday Silent Day
April 12 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance
April 13 Monday Easter Monday National holiday
April 13 Monday Baisakhi Optional Holiday
April 20 Monday Ridván Optional Holiday
May 1 Friday Labour Day National holiday
May 7 Thursday Buddha Purnima Optional Holiday
May 24 Sunday Eid-ul-Fitr Day 1 Public Holiday
May 26 Tuesday Eid-ul-Fitr Day 3 Public Holiday
May 27 Wednesday Eid-ul-Fitr Day 4 Public Holiday
June 21 Sunday June Solstice Season
July 1 Wednesday July 1 Bank Holiday Bank holiday
July 31 Friday Eid al-Adha Day 1 Public Holiday
August 1 Saturday Eid al-Adha Day 2 Public Holiday
August 2 Sunday Eid al-Adha Day 3 Public Holiday
August 3 Monday Raksha Bandhan Hindu Holiday
August 12 Wednesday Janmashtami Public Holiday
August 14 Friday Independence Day Public Holiday
August 21 Friday Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal) Optional Holiday
August 22 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi Public Holiday
August 28 Friday First Day of Ashura Public Holiday
August 29 Saturday Second Day of Ashura Public Holiday
September 6 Sunday Defence Day Observance
September 22 Tuesday September equinox Season
October 7 Wednesday Chelum Optional Holiday
October 17 Saturday First Day of Navaratri Hindu Holiday
October 23 Friday Durga Pooja Optional Holiday
October 25 Sunday Dussehra Gazetted Holiday
October 31 Saturday Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji Optional Holiday
November 9 Monday Iqbal Day Optional Holiday
November 14 Saturday Diwali/Deepavali Observance
November 30 Monday Guru Nanak's Birthday Optional Holiday
December 21 Monday December Solstice Season
December 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Silent Day
December 25 Friday Quaid-e-Azam Day Public Holiday
December 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
December 26 Saturday Day After Christmas Public Holiday
December 31 Thursday New Year's Eve Observance