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Pakistan : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Rupee (PKR)
  • Internet extension: .pk - Telephone code: +92 - International dialing code: 00
    Many banks remain open on Saturday
    Christian, Parsi, Sikh, Zikri, Ahmadi/Qadiani, Buddhist & Hindu communities are allowed to observe their respective religious main celebrations
    GMT offset: +5 (DST: no)
    2021 calendar confirmed
  • Weekend: Sunday
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    Friday march 1, 2024Half-day holidaySecular holiday
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    Saturday march 2, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday march 5, 2024Optional holidayHinduism
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    Thursday march 7, 2024Pakistan Expo Asia International ExhibitionTradeshows
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    Saturday march 9, 2024Optional holidayHinduism
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    Monday march 11, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
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    Monday march 11, 2024Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Wednesday march 20, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Saturday march 23, 2024Pakistan Resolution DaySecular holiday
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    Monday march 25, 2024Optional holidayHinduism
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    Monday march 25, 2024Mid-term holiday (end) - PunjabSchool holidays
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    Monday march 25, 2024Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday march 29, 2024Spring holiday (beginning) - SindhSchool holidays
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    Friday march 29, 2024Optional holidayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday march 30, 2024Hazrat Madhu Lal Hussain Death Anniversary (Lahore only)Events, celebrations...
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    Sunday march 31, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning) - PunjabSchool holidays
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    Sunday march 31, 2024Eastercards/flowers
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    Thursday april 4, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Saturday april 6, 2024Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday april 10, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday april 11, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday april 12, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday april 15, 2024Beginning of school year - SindhSchool holidays
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    Monday april 22, 2024Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday april 25, 2024Regional holidayMuslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday june 7, 2024Summer holiday (beginning) - PunjabSchool holidays
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    Sunday june 16, 2024Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday june 18, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday june 19, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday july 1, 2024Banks are closedBanks only
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    Monday july 8, 2024El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Monday july 15, 2024Summer holiday (end) - SindhSchool holidays
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    Tuesday july 16, 2024AshuraMuslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday july 17, 2024AshuraMuslim, Sufi
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    Thursday august 1, 2024Summer holiday (beginning) - SindhSchool holidays
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    Tuesday august 13, 2024Summer holiday (end) - PunjabSchool holidays
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    Wednesday august 14, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Sunday august 18, 2024Arbor DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday september 16, 2024Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Half-day holiday

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    Friday march 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Residents are advised to prepare for potentially heavy rainfall. in Karachi

    Regional holiday

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    Saturday march 2, 2024
    Secular holiday : To mark the annual urs celebrations of Hazrat Shah Hussain, popularly known as Madhu Lal Hussain. in Lahore only

    Optional holiday

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    Tuesday march 5, 2024
    Hinduism : All Hindu employees of all autonomous, semi-autonomous, and government organizations that fall under the adminisare given holidays on the occasion of Holi.

    Pakistan Expo Asia International Exhibition

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    Thursday march 7, 2024
    Tradeshows : Www.engineeringasia.net/ lasts 3 days - in Karachi 2024 edition confirmed

    Optional holiday

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    Saturday march 9, 2024
    Hinduism : Maha Shivaratri Hindu community

    Banks are closed

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    Monday march 11, 2024
    Banks only :

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday march 11, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Regional holiday

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    Wednesday march 20, 2024
    Secular holiday : Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi's day: a spiritual leader of the Hur Freedom Movement during Pakistan's freedom struggle against British colonialists. Sindh state only [Wikipedia]

    Pakistan Resolution Day

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    Saturday march 23, 2024
    Secular holiday : On 23rd of March, 1940, at the Muslim League's 27th session, under Quaid-e-Azam's leadership, Mr. A.K. Fazlul Haq moved a resolution and demanded a separate sovereign state for the Muslims in the North West and Eastern zones of the Indian Sub-continent. Actual name of celebration is RESOLUTION DAY.

    Optional holiday

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    Monday march 25, 2024
    Hinduism : Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima Hindu community

    Mid-term holiday (end) - Punjab

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    Monday march 25, 2024
    School holidays :

    Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima

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    Monday march 25, 2024
    Culture : From 2019 onwards

    Spring holiday (beginning) - Sindh

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    School holidays :

    Optional holiday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Good Friday Christian community

    Hazrat Madhu Lal Hussain Death Anniversary (Lahore only)

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    Saturday march 30, 2024
    Culture : Hussain was a disciple of Sheikh Bahlol Daryai Chinioti. Following his master’s advice, he studied mysticism and spent 12 years in penance at the shrine of Hazrat Data Gunj Bukhsh. Like all Sufis, he was a nonconformist and did not believe in ritualism but direct communion with the Almighty. He even shaved off his beard and moustache. Hussain’s love for a Brahmin boy called Madhu or Madhu Lal is famous, and they are often referred together as Madhu Lal Hussain. Madhu’s tomb lies next to Hussain’s in the shrine.

    Mid-term holiday (beginning) - Punjab

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    Sunday march 31, 2024
    School holidays :

    Easter

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    Sunday march 31, 2024
    cards/flowers : From 2019 onwards

    Regional holiday

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    Thursday april 4, 2024
    Secular holiday : To mark the death anniversary of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in Karachi and Lahore only

    Ramadan holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday april 6, 2024
    School holidays :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Wednesday april 10, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday april 11, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Friday april 12, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Beginning of school year - Sindh

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    Monday april 15, 2024
    School holidays : New schedule in 2024

    Ramadan holiday (end)

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    Monday april 22, 2024
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    Regional holiday

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    Thursday april 25, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Ascension of Muhammad in Karachi

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday may 12, 2024
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Summer holiday (beginning) - Punjab

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    Friday june 7, 2024
    School holidays :

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday june 16, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Tuesday june 18, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Wednesday june 19, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Banks are closed

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Banks only :

    El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday july 8, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Summer holiday (end) - Sindh

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    Monday july 15, 2024
    School holidays : New schedule in 2024

    Ashura

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    Tuesday july 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Husayn ibn Ali martyrdom day, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) fighting injustice. paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Ashura

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    Wednesday july 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Husayn ibn Ali martyrdom day, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) fighting injustice. paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Summer holiday (beginning) - Sindh

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    Thursday august 1, 2024
    School holidays :

    Summer holiday (end) - Punjab

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    Tuesday august 13, 2024
    School holidays :

    Independence Day

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    Wednesday august 14, 2024
    Secular holiday : Pakistan was formed on August 14, 1947 with two parts in the eastern and northwestern regions of South Asia, separated by Hindu-majority India. [Wikipedia] [Wikipedia]

    Arbor Day

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    Sunday august 18, 2024
    Culture :

    Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday september 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :