Pakistan Day in Pakistan in 2021

Pakistan Day in Pakistan in 2021
Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan

  How long until Pakistan Day?
Pakistan Day
  Dates of Pakistan Day in Pakistan
2022 Pakistan Wed, Mar 23 National Holiday
2021 Pakistan Tue, Mar 23 National Holiday
2020 Pakistan Mon, Mar 23 National Holiday
2019 Pakistan Sat, Mar 23 National Holiday
2018 Pakistan Fri, Mar 23 National Holiday

Commemorates the Lahore Resolution of 1940, also known as the 'Pakistan Resolution'

When is Pakistan Day?

Pakistan Day is a public holiday celebrated annually on March 23rd in Pakistan.

Pakistan Resolution Day commemorates the 'Lahore Resolution' of 1940, also known as the 'Pakistan Resolution' that eventually led to the creation of Pakistan.

The day is observed as a public holiday in all federal and provincial government offices, banks and private sectors.

History of Pakistan Day

On March 23rd 1940, the Lahore Resolution was passed which rejected the concept of a United India and proposed the creation of an independent state for Muslims, even though it did not actually mention Pakistan at all.

The resolution paved the way for the creation of Pakistan on August 14th 1947, when Pakistan became the world's first Islamic republic. August 14th is celebrated as a holiday - Independence Day.

To mark the resolution, the Minar-e-Pakistan (pictured above) was constructed during the 1960s on the site in Iqbal Park where the All-India Muslim League passed the Lahore Resolution

How is Pakistan Day celebrated?

The holiday is celebrated with early morning military and civilian parades in Islamabad with gun salutes in Islamabad and provincial capitals.

The national flag is flown from all government buildings and departments. Several buildings, including the Lahore Railway Station, WAPDA House, and the Provincial Assembly building, are decorated with lights and colourful bunting to mark the national day.

During the day, the President confers national awards and medals Presidency. Wreaths are also laid at the mausoleums of Muhammad Iqbal in Lahore and Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi.

Government offices, banks, post offices, educational institutions and businesses will be closed

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