Public and Optional Holidays for the Year 2023

A notification of Public and Optional Holidays for the Year 2023 has been issued on by Federal Government of Pakistan Cabinet Division that total of 38 holidays, including 16 public and 22 optional holidays. The holidays for Muslim festivals are subject to appearance of the]moon for which separate notifications are issued, notification read.

وزارت داخلہ نے سال 2023 کے لئے عام تعطیلات کی تفصیلات جاری کردی کلینڈر میں تہواروں سمیت دیگر چھٹیوں کی تفصیلات درج ہیں

Notification of Public and Optional Holidays for the Year 2023

Following are the public and optional holidays for the Muslim and minorities festival in Pakistan for 2023.

Sr. NoOccasionsDatesDays
1Kashmir DayFebruary 05Sunday
2Pakistan DayMarch 23Thursday
3Eid-ul-FitrApril 22, 23, 24Saturday, Sunday, Monday
4Labour DayMay 01Monday
5Eid-ul-AdhaJune 29, 30, July 01Thursday, Friday, Saturday
6Ashura (9th and 10th Muharram)July 27, 28Thursday, Friday
7Independence DayAugust 14Monday
8Eid-Milad-un-NabiSeptember 28Thursday
9Allama Iqbal DayNovember 09Thursday
10Quaid-e-Azam Day/ChristmasDecember 25Monday
11Day after ChristmasDecember 26 (Only for Christians)Tuesday

Bank Holidays:

Sr. NoDateDay
1January 2Monday
2March 22Wednesday
3July 3Monday

Optional Holidays:

Sr. NoOccasionsDatesDays
1New Year DayJanuary 01Sunday
2Basant PanchamiJanuary 26Thursday
3Shiv RatriFebruary 18Saturday
4Shab-e-MirajFebruary 18Saturday
5HoliMarch 06Monday
6DulhandiMarch 07Tuesday
7Shab-e-BaratMarch 08Wednesday
8Good FridayApril 07Friday
9Day after EasterApril 10Monday
10BaisakhiApril 14Friday
11Eid-e-RizwanApril 21Friday
12Buddha PurnimaJuly 07Friday
13NaurozeAugust 16Wednesday
14Birthday of Lord ZoroasterAugust 21Monday
15ChehlumSeptember 6Wednesday
16Janam AshtamiSeptember 07Thursday
17Durga PojaOctober 23Monday
18DussehraOctober 24Tuesday
19Giyarhvi ShareefOctober 27Friday
20Birthday of Guru Valmik Swami JiOctober 28Saturday
21DiwaliNovember 12Sunday
22Birthday of Guru Nanik Dev JiNovember 27Monday

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