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Events & Holidays in Pakistan

2011 (1432-1433 A.H)

Date English Name Local Name History
05 Feb
 
Kashmir Day یوم کشمیر  

This day was observed for the first time in 1990 and now this day is observed every year.

15 Feb
(Approx)
Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi عيد ميلاد النبي  

Birthday of Prophet Muhammad. It occurs on the 12th of Rabi'-ul-Awwal

March 23 Pakistan Day یوم پاکستان
Yom-e-Pakistan

Commemorates Pakistan Resolution on March 23, 1940 in Lahore
May 1 Labor Day (May Day) یوم کاریگر
Yom-e-Karegar

Labor day in Pakistan
August 14 Independence Day یوم استقلال
Yom-e-Istiqlal
Commemorates Pakistan's independence from the United Kingdom on August 14th, 1947
31, 01, 02 
Aug-Sep
(Approx.)
Eid-ul-Fitr عيد الفطر  

Commemorates end of Ramadan (Ramazan). It occurs on the 1st day of Shawwal

September 6 Defense Day* یوم دفاع
Yom-e-Difa
Defense Day
September 11 Death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah* یوم وفات قائداعظم
Yom -e- Wafat -e- Quaid-e-Azam

Death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah
06 & 07
November
(Approx)
Eid ul-Adha عيد الأضحى Commemorates Hazrat Ibraham's (A.S) willingness to sacrifice his son, occurs on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hajji
November 9 Birthday of Muhammad Iqbal* یوم ولادت محمد اقبال
Yom -e- Viladat -e- Muhammed Iqbal
Birthday of national poet Muhammad Iqbal
December
15 & 06
(Approx.)
9th & 10th of Muharram عاشوراء
Ashura
Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain. It occurs on the 10th day of Muharram
December 25 Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah;
Christmas
یوم ولادت قائداعظم
Yom -e- Viladat -e- Quaid-e-Azam
عيد الميلاد المسيح
Eid-ul-Milad-ul-Masseh
Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah;
Christmas

2012 (1433-1434 A.H)

Date English Name Local Name
05 Feb
(Approx)
Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi عيد ميلاد النبي
05 Feb Kashmir Day یوم کشمیر
March 23 Pakistan Day یوم پاکستان
Yom-e-Pakistan
May 1 Labor Day (May Day) یوم کاریگر
Yom-e-Karegar
August 14 Independence Day یوم استقلال
Yom-e-Istiqlal
September 6 Defense Day یوم دفاع
Yom-e-Difa
31 August  (Approx) Eid-ul-Fitr عيد الفطر
September 11 Death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah یوم وفات قائداعظم
Yom-e-Wafat-e-Quaid-e-Azam
November 9 Birthday of Muhammad Iqbal یوم ولادت محمد اقبال
Yom-e-Viladat-e-Muhammed Iqbal
26,27 Oct(Approx) Eid ul-Adha عيد الأضحى
December 25 Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah;
Christmas
یوم ولادت قائداعظم
Yom-e-Viladat-e-Quaid-e-Azam
عيد الميلاد المسيح
Eid-ul-Milad-ul-Masseh
27 November(Approx.) Muharram 10 عاشوراء
Ashura
 

Dates following the lunar Islamic calendar

Dhul Hijja 10 Eid ul-Adha عيد الأضحى Commemorates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, occurs on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hajji
Shawwal 1 Eid-ul-Fitr عيد الفطر Commemorates end of Ramadan (Ramazan). It occurs on the 1st day of Shawwal
Rabi`-ul-Awwal 12 Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi عيد ميلاد النبي Birthday of Prophet Muhammad. It occurs on the 12th of Rabi'-ul-Awwal
Muharram 10 Ashura عاشوراء Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain. It occurs on the 10th day of Muharram
Ramadan last Friday Jumu'ah-tul-Wida جمعة الودع It occurs on last Friday in Ramadan before Eid-ul-Fitr
Ramadan last ten nights of the month Laylat al-Qadr ليلةِ القَدر It occurs on last ten nights in Ramadan

Note : Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Most restaurants are closed during the day and there is a restriction on smoking and drinking in public places. Eid al-Fitr and Eid ul-Azha may last from two to four days, depending on the region.

*Note: Holidays are subject to the Goverment Policy.

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