Founding Day in Azad Kashmir in 2024

Founding Day in Azad Kashmir in 2024
A stream in Sharda, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan. Image by Umar Jamshaid
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2025 Fri, Oct 24Regional Holiday
2024 Thu, Oct 24Regional Holiday
2023 Tue, Oct 24Regional Holiday
2022 Mon, Oct 24Regional Holiday
2021 Sun, Oct 24Regional Holiday

Commemorates the establishment of the AJK state on this day in 1947.

About Founding Day

October 24th is a public holiday throughout the Pakistani state of Azad Jammu Kashmir.

The Founding Day is celebrated in commemoration of the date of establishment of the state and freedom from the Dogra regime on this day in 1947.

Azad Jammu and Kashmir, abbreviated as AJK and colloquially referred to as simply Azad Kashmir, is a region administered by Pakistan as a nominally self-governing entity and constituting the western portion of the larger Kashmir region, which has been the subject of a dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947.

In Muzaffarabad, the day begins with a 21 gun salute. The main function are held at Parade Ground, where the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir hoists the national flag.

Special prayers are offered in mosques for the integrity and prosperity of Pakistan and the early liberation of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

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