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Public national holidays in Pakistan in 2023 Calendar 2023

Public National Holidays in Pakistan 2023 | Calendar 2023

Public National Holidays in Pakistan 2023 | Calendar 2023

Public National Holidays in Pakistan 2023 | Calendar 2023. Government of Pakistan, Cabinet Division vide circular dated: 23rd December 2022 issued calendar of public, optional, and bank holidays in Pakistan for year 2023.

Public and Optional Holidays | Calendar 2023

The Public and Optional Holidays regarding festivals of Muslims and Minorities in Pakistan for the Calendar Year 2023 would be as under:

Sr.IName of OccasionDaysDotes during year 2023
 1Kashmir DaySunday5th February, 2023
2Pakistan DayThursday23rd March, 2023
3Eid-ui-Fitr,(I•t Shawal 1444 A.H.jSaturday, Sunday, Monday22, 23, 24 April 2023
4Labour DayMonday1st May, 2023
5*Eid-uI-Azha, ( 10th Zil Haj 1444 A.H.)Thursday, Friday, Saturday29, 30 June, 2023 and 1st July, 2023
6*Ashura (9th & 1oth Moharram 1445 A.H.)Thursday& Friday27th and 28th July, 2023
7Independence DayMonday14th August, 2023
8*Eid MiIad-un-Nabi (12th Rabi-ul- Awwal 1445 A.H)Thursday28th September, 2023
9Allama Iqbal DayThursday9th November, 2023
10Quaid-e-Azam Day/ ChristmasMonday25th December, 2023
11Day after ChristmasTuesday26th December, 2023 (For Christians only)

Bank Holidays in Pakistan in 2023

The following will be Bank Holidays. However, on these days the Banks/DFIs/MFBs will remain closed for public but NOT for their employees:

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Sr.IDay/ Dote
12nd January, 2023 (Monday)
2*22nd March, 2023 (Wednesday) corresponding to 1st Ramazan 1444 A.H. for deduction of Zakat(subject to appearance of moon)
33rd July, 2023 (Monday)

Optional Holidays in Pakistan

Sr.5Name of OccasionDaysDates during year 2023
1Public National Holidays in Pakistan 2023 | Calendar 2023New Year DaySunday1st January, 2023
2Basant PunchamiThursday26th January, 2023
3ShivaratriSaturday18th February, 2023
4*Shab-e-Meraj (27th Rajab 1444 A.H)Saturday18th February, 2023
5 Public National Holidays in Pakistan 2023 | Calendar 2023HoliMonday6th March, 2023
6 Public National Holidays in Pakistan 2023 | Calendar 2023DulhandiTuesday7th March, 2023
7*Shab-e-Barat (15th Shaban 1444 A.H)Wednesday8th March, 2023
8Good FridayFriday7th April, 2023
Public National Holidays in Pakistan 2023 | Calendar 2023Day After Easter SundayMonday10th April, 2023
10BaisakhiFriday14 th April, 2023
11Eid-e-Rizwan (Bahai’s Community only)Fnday21st April, 2023
12Buddha PurnimaFriday7th July, 2023
13Nauroze (Parsi’s New Year Day)Wednesday16th August, 2023
14Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal)Monday21st August, 2023
15*Chehlum (20th Safar 1445 AH)Wednesday6th September, 2023
16Janam AshtamiThursday7th September, 2023
17Durga PujaMonday23rd October, 2023
18DussehraTuesday24th October. 2023
19*Giyarvee Shareef (11th Rabi- us-Sani 1445 A.H)Friday27″ October, 2023
20Birthday of Guru Valmik Sawami JiSaturday28th October, 2023
21DiwaliSunday12th November, 2023
22Guru Nanak Dev Jee BirthdayMonday27th November, 2023

*In case of Muslim Festivals, the dates of Holidays are based on anticipated dates and are subject to appearance of moon for which a separate notification will be issued by Cabinet Division.

Note: Government servants desiring to avail themselves of Optional Holidays shall toke prior permission of the Head of Office concerned and no Government Servant shall be granted more than one optional holiday in the case of Muslims and three optional holidays for Non-Muslims in a calendar year.

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