Pakistan holidays are celebrated according to the Islamic or Gregorian calendars for religious and civil purposes, respectively. Religious festivals like Eid are celebrated according to the Islamic Calander whereas other national holidays like international labour day, Pakistan day, and Quaid-i-Azam Day are celebrated according to theGregirian Calender.

Holidays in Pakistan

DateEnglish NameLocal NameRemarks
5 Februaryیوم یکجحتی کشمیرYoum-e-Yekjehty-e-KashmirProtest against Indian administration inJammu and Kashmir.
23 MarchPakistan dayیوم پاکستانYoum-e-PakistanCommemorates the Lahore Resoulation, which formally demanded an independent Muslim-majority state to be created out of the British Indian Empire; the republic was also declared on this day in 1956.A parade is also held on this day to display weapons.
1 MayLabour Dayیوم مزدورYoum-e-MazdoorCelebrates the achievements of workers
14 AugustIndependant Dayیوم آزادیYoum-e-AzadiMarking Pakistani independence from the United Kindom ,formation of Pakistan by partition of India in 1947
9 NovemberIqbal Dayیوم اقبالYoum-e-IqbalBirthday of national poet Muhammad Iqbal
25 DecemberBirthday of Quaid- azamیوم ولادت قائداعظمYoum-e-Viladat-e-Quaid-e-AzamBirthday of  Muhammad Ali Jinnah founder of Pakistan
Holidays of the (Luner Islamic Calender)
Duhal Hajj10th-12thEidulAdhaعید الاضحٰیMarks the end of the Hajj  pilgrimage; sacrifices offered on this day commemorate Abrihim Willingness to sacrifice his son
Shawwal1st-3rdEidulfitarعيد الفطرMarks the end of the fasting month of Ramadhan
Rabiuawal 12Birth and Death of Holly Prophetعيد ميلاد النبیBirthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad
Muharram9th & 10thAshuraعاشوراء/یوم کربلاMarks the day Prophet Musa crossed the Red Sea with the Bani Isra’eel; Karbala Day for Shias to the mourn for the martyred Imam Hussan ibna Ali
1MuharramNew Islamic YearFirst day of the Islamic Clander.
12RabiulawalEid-e-Milād-un-NabīBirthday of the Prophet Muhammad
27RajabMiraj-un-NabiMuhammad’s night journey
27RamadanLaylat al-QadrThe night when first verses of Quran were received by Muhammad
30/31RamadanChaand RaatThe last night of Ramadan celebrated on 29th or 30th depending on when the new moon is sighted
1ShawalEid ul FitrThe celebration at the end of the fasting month (Ramadan)
10Dhu al-HijjahEid al-AdhaThe celebration of Abraham‘s sacrifice

DayMonthFestival
23-26FebruaryPakistan Flower ShowFlower Show at Karachi
February–MarchJashn-e-BaharaanThe celebrations with the start of Spring season
23MarchPakistan DayRepublic Day and to commemorate the Lahore Resolution
28MayYoum-e-TakbirCelebrated in commemoration of the first Nuclear test
14AugustIndependence DayCelebrated to commemorate the day when Pakistan gained Independence in 1947
6SeptemberDefence DayCelebrated in memory of those who were killed in the Indo-Pak war of 1965
7SeptemberAir Force DayCelebrated to commend the role of Pakistan Air Force in the 1965 war with India
8SeptemberNavy DayCelebrated to commend the role of Pakistan Navy in the 1965 war with India
9NovemberIqbal DayBirthday of Muhammad Iqbal
25DecemberQuaid-e-Azam DayBirthday of Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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