Pakistani Culture

Dates of Significance

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)


Islamic Dates of Significance

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


Hindu Dates of Significance

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


Christian Dates of Significance

  • 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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