Pakistani Culture

Dates of Significance

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National Dates of Significance

  • Kashmir Day (5th of February)
  • Pakistan Day (23th of March)
  • Union Parishad polls (23rd of April)
  • Labour Day (1st of May)
  • Union Parishad polls (7th of May)
  • Bank Holiday (1st of July)
  • Independence Day (14th of August)
  • Defence Day (6th of September)
  • Iqbal Day (9th of November)


Islam

The following dates follow the Islamic lunar calendar, so their date on the Gregorian calendar varies each year.

  • Eid e-Rizwan
  • Shab e-Meraj
  • Shab e-Barat
  • Eid-ul-Fitr (holiday lasting 6 days)
  • Eid-ul-Azha (lasting 3 days)
  • Ashura (lasting 2 days)
  • Eid Milad un-Nabi


Hinduism

The following dates vary on the Gregorian calendar each year. Most of the observance of Hindu dates and holidays is regional to the province of Sindh.

  • Maha Shivaratri
  • Holi
  • Raksha Bandhan
  • Janmashtami
  • Ganesh Charturthi
  • Navaratri
  • Dussehra
  • Diwali/Deepavali


Christianity

  • Easter (April – Varies each year)
  • Christmas Eve (24th of December)
  • Christmas Day (25th of December)
  • Day After Christmas (26th of December)
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Pakistan
  • Population
    207,774,520
    [Census, 2017]
  • Languages
    Punjabi (48.0%)
    Sindhi (12.0%)
    Saraiki (10.0%)
    Pashto/Pashtu (8.0%)
    Urdu [official] (8.0%)
    Balochi (3.0%)
    Hindko (2.0%)
    Brahui (1.0%)
    English [official], Burushaski, Shina and other 8%
    [2010 est.]
  • Religions
    Islam (96.28%)
    Christianity (1.59%)
    Hinduism (1.60%)
    Ahmadiyya (0.22%)
    Other (0.32%)
    [2010 est.]
  • Ethnicities
    Punjabi (44.68%)
    Pakhtun/Pathan (15.42%)
    Sindhi (14.10%)
    Seraiki (8.38%)
    Muhajir (7.57%)
    Balochi (3.57%)
    Other (6.28%)
    [2010 est.]
  • Cultural Dimensions
    Power Distance 55
    Individualism 14
    Masculinity 50
    Uncertainty Avoidance 70
    Long Term Orientation 50
    Indulgence 0
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  • Australians with Pakistani Ancestry
    64,344 [2016 census]
Pakistanis in Australia
  • Population
    61,913
    [Census, 2016]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Pakistan.
  • Average Age
    31 [Census, 2011]
  • Gender
    Male (60.9%)
    Female (39.1%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Religion
    Islam (87.6%)
    Catholic Christianity (4.7%)
    No Religion (1.7%)
    Other (4.1%)
    Not stated (1.9%)
    [Census, 2011]
  • Ancestry
    Pakistani (65.2%)
    Indian (7.5%)
    Southern Asian nfd. (3.6%)
    English (3.5%)
    Other (20.1%)
    [Census, 2011]
  • Language Spoken at Home
    Urdu (72.5%)
    English (10.2%)
    Pashto/Pashtu (4.7%)
    Dari (2.5%)
    Other (10.2%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 89.5% speak English fluently.
    [Census, 2011]
  • Diaspora
    New South Wales (44.3%)
    Victoria (30.4%)
    Western Australia (8.3%)
    Queensland (7.8%)
    Other (9.2%)
    [Census, 2011]
  • Arrival
    Prior to 1996 (9.6%)
    1996 - 2005 (32%)
    2006 - 2015 (66.6%)
    2016 (5.8%)
    Not stated (2.6%)
    Note: Arrivals up until 9 August 2016.
    [Census, 2016]
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