Public Holidays in Pakistan in 2016

Pakistan List of National and Regional Public holidays of Pakistan in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Friday February 05 Feb 5 Kashmir Day Observed since 1990 as a day of protest against Indian control of part of Kashmir
Wednesday March 23 Mar 23 Pakistan Day Commemorates the Lahore Resolution of 1940
Thursday March 24 Mar 24 Holi Sindh only
Monday April 04 Apr 4 Public Holiday Sindh,Azad Kashmir. Marks the death of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto
Sunday May 01 May 1 Labour Day Youm-e-Mazdoor
Thursday May 05 May 5 Shab e-Meraj Sindh only
Sunday July 10 Jul 10 Eid-ul-Fitr The end of Ramadan
Monday July 11 Jul 11 Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday The end of Ramadan
Tuesday July 12 Jul 12 Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday The end of Ramadan
Sunday August 14 Aug 14 Independence Day
Thursday September 15 Sep 15 Eid ul-Azha Day 1 Feast of Sacrifice
Friday September 16 Sep 16 Eid ul-Azha Day 2 Feast of Sacrifice
Thursday October 13 Oct 13 Ashoora 9th day of Muharram
Friday October 14 Oct 14 Ashoora 10th day of Muharram
Wednesday November 09 Nov 9 Birthday of Muhammad Iqbal Sir Muhammad Iqbal was a prominent Muslim poet and philosopher
Monday November 14 Nov 14 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Monday November 14 Nov 14 Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai Sindh only.
Wednesday December 14 Dec 14 Birthday of Nabi Date to be confirmed
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Observed by Christians only
Monday December 26 Dec 26 Day after Christmas Observed by Christians only


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  • Holidays are observed on their calendar date.

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