The Government Has Announced The 2023 Holiday Schedule

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The announcement of 2023’s mandatory and discretionary public holidays was made by the Cabinet Division on Monday.

The following are the Muslim and minority celebrations in Pakistan that will be observed as official holidays and as elective holidays in 2023:

1              Kashmir Day: February 5

2              Pakistan Day : March 23

3              Eid-ul-Fitr:           April 22,23,24

4              Labour Day: May 1

5              Eid-ul-Azha: June 29,30, July 1

6              Ashura (9th,10 Muharram):         July 27, 28

7              Independence Day: August 14

8              Eid-Milad-un-Nabi: September 28

9              Allama Iqbal Day: November 9

10           Quaid-e-Azam Day/Christmas: December 25

11           Day after Christmas: December 26(Only for Christians)

Scheduled bank holidays are as follows. However, these days Banks/DFLs/MFBs will be closed to the public but open to their employees:

1              January 2

2              March 22

3              July 3

Muslim holidays are calculated according to the expected dates of major celebrations. The Cabinet Division will release a separate announcement once the moon’s presence is known to be certain.

Optional Holidays

1              New Year Day: January 1

2              Basant Panchami: January 26

3              Shiv Ratri: February 18

4              Shab-e-Mairaj: February 18

5              Holi: March 6

6              Dulhandi: March 7

7              Shab-e-Barat: March 8

8              Good Friday: April 7

9              Day After Easter: April 10

10           Baisakhi: April 14

11           Eid-e-Rizwan: April 21

12           Buddha Purnima: July 7

13           Nauroze: August 16

14           Birthday of Lord Zoroaster: August 21

15           Chehlum: September 6

16           Janam ashtami: September 7

17           Durga Poja: October 23 

18           Dussehra: October 24

19           Giyarhvi Shareef: October 27

20           Birthday of Guru Valmik Swami: October 28

21           Diwali: November 12

22           Guru Nanak Dev Ji Birthday: November 27

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