Public Holidays in Pakistan 2023 official notification


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Public Holidays in Pakistan 2023

The Public Holidays in Pakistan 2023: The government of Pakistan has announced the complete list of public holidays for the year 2023. Ministry of Interior has issued a notification in which there are 14 holidays mentioned for the general public of Pakistan and 22 optional holidays. The gazetted holidays are starting from Friday, 5th February 2023 being celebrated as Kashmir Day 2023. Bank holidays are only applicable to bank employees.

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The complete list of Public Holidays in Pakistan 2023 schedule includes holidays for Kashmir Day, Pakistan Day, Labour Day, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha, Independence Day, Ashura Muharram, Eid Milad-un-Nabi, and Quid-i-Azam Day & Christmas respectively.

Holidays in Pakistan are in three categories i.e. Public Holidays, Optional Holidays & Bank Holidays.

The public holidays for the Calendar Year 2023 would be as under:

1- Public Holidays

Sr.# Occasion Name Day Date
1 Kashmir day Friday 5-Feb-23
2 Pakistan Day Tuesday 23-Mar-23
3 Labour Day Saturday 1-May-23
4 Eid-ul-Fitr Friday, Saturday, Sunday 14, 15 and 16 May 2023
5 Eid-Ul-Azha Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 21, 22 and 23 July 2023
6 Independence Day Saturday 14-Aug-23
7 Ashura Wednesday, Thursday 18 and19 August 2023
8 Eid-e-Milad Nabi Tuesday 19-Oct-23
9 Quaid-e-Azam Day/ Christmas Saturday 25-Dec-23
10 Day after Christmas Sunday 26 December 2023 (only for Christians)

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The optional holidays for the Calendar Year 2023 would be as under: See also Public Holidays in Pakistan 2023 below.

2- Optional Holidays

Sr.# Occasions Name Day Date
1 New Year Day Friday 1-Jan-23
2 Basant Punchami Tuesday 16-Feb-23
3 Shivarti Thursday 11-Mar-23
4 Shab-e-Miraj Friday 12-Mar-23
5 Holi Sunday/Monday 28 or 29 March 2023
6 Dhulandi Monday 29-Mar-23
7 Shab-e-Barat Monday 29-Mar-23
8 Good Friday Friday 2-Apr-23
9 Easter/Day after Easter Sunday / Monday 04/05 April 2023
10 Baisakhi Wednesday 14-Apr-23
11 Eid-e-Rizwan (Baha’is community Only) Wednesday 21-Apr-23
12 Buddha Purnima Wednesday 26-May-23
13 Nauroze (Parsi’s New year day) Monday 16-Aug-23
14 Birthday of Lord Zoroaster Saturday 21-Aug-23
15 Janam Ashtami Monday 23-Aug-23
16 Chehlum Tuesday 28-Sep-23
17 Durga Puja Monday 13-Sep-23
18 Dussehra Wednesday 15-Sep-23
19 Giyarwee Shareef Monday 18-Oct-23
20 Birthday of Guru Valmiki Swami Ji Wednesday 20-Oct-23
21 Diwali Thursday 4-Nov-23
22 Birthday of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji Thursday 18-Nov-23


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The Bank holidays for the Calendar Year 2023 would be as under:

3- Bank Holidays

Sr.# Occasions Name Day Date
1 Bank Holiday Friday 1-Jan-23
2 Bank Holiday Wednesday 14-Apr-23
3 Bank Holiday Thursday 1-Jul-23


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