Punjab Government Announces Public Holidays for 2024

The Punjab Government’s Services and General Administration Department issued a notification on December 26, 2023, outlining the public holidays for the year 2024 in the Punjab Province.

Accoridng to the notification,these holidays provide valuable information for residents, businesses, and government employees, helping them plan their schedules accordingly.

It’s important to note that the Federal Government had previously issued a Notification of Public and Optional Holidays for 2024 in Pakistan, which applies nationwide. The Punjab-specific holidays complement the federal list and are specific to the province.

Here is the list of public holidays for the Punjab Province in 2024:

  1. New Year’s Day – January 1, 2024 (Sunday)
  2. Kashmir Day – February 5, 2024 (Monday)
  3. Pakistan Day – March 23, 2024 (Saturday)
  4. Labour Day – May 1, 2024 (Wednesday)
  5. Eid-ul-Fitr – To be determined based on the Islamic lunar calendar
  6. Independence Day – August 14, 2024 (Wednesday)
  7. Eid-ul-Adha – To be determined based on the Islamic lunar calendar
  8. Ashura – To be determined based on the Islamic lunar calendar
  9. Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) – To be determined based on the Islamic lunar calendar
  10. Quaid-e-Azam Day – December 25, 2024 (Wednesday)
  11. Christmas Day – December 25, 2024 (Wednesday)

These holidays cater to various cultural, religious, and national events, allowing residents of the Punjab Province to commemorate and celebrate these significant occasions. Employers and businesses are advised to take note of these holidays to facilitate their workforce accordingly.

It’s essential to remain aware of any potential updates or changes to the holiday schedule throughout the year, as government notifications can occasionally be subject to revisions. Additionally, individuals and organizations are encouraged to plan their activities and events around these dates to ensure a smooth and productive year ahead.

Bank Holidays,2024

Sr.NoDay and Dates
1.Monday1st January,2024
2.Monday11th March,2024
3.Monday1st July,2024

List of Public Holidays in Punjab,2024

Sr.NoName of OccasionDays and Dates
1.Kashmir dayMonday 5th February 2024
2.Pakistan daySaturday 23rd March 2004
3.Eid ul FitrWednesday Thursday and Friday 10th 11th and 12th April 2024
4.Labour Day01st May,2024
5.Eid ul AzhaMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday17th ,18th and 19th June ,2020
6.AshuraTuesday and Wednesday16th and 17th July,2020
7.Independence DayWednesday 14th August,2024
8.Allama Iqbal DaySaturday09th November,2024
9.Quaid e Azam Day /ChristmasWednesday25th December,2020
10.Day After ChristmasThursday26th December,2024

List of Optional Holidays in Punjab,2024

Sr.NoOccasion NameDay and Date
1.New Year DayMonday1st January,2024
2.Basant /PunchamiWednesday14th Feb,2024
3.ShivratriFriday08th March,2024
4.Shab e MairajWednesday07th February 2024
5.HoliSunday24th March,2024
6.DhulandiMonday25th March,2024
7.Shab e BaratSunday25th February,2024
8.Buddha PurnimaSaturdaySaturday23rd March,2024
9.Good FridayFriday29th March,2024
10.EasterSunday/Monday31st March,2024
11.BaisakhiSaturday13th April,2024
12.Eid e RizwanSunday21st April,2024
13.NaourozeThursday15th August,2024
14.Birthday of Lord ZorostarTuesday20th August
15.Janam AshtamiMonday26th August
16.ChehlumWednesday27th August,2024
17.Durga PoojaFriday11th October,2024
18.DusehraSaturday12th October,2024
19.Giyaaree ShareefWednesday16th October,2024
20.Birthday of Guruu Vamik Sawami JoeTuesday17th October,2024
21.DiwaaliFriday01sg November ,2024
22.Guruu Nanak Jee BirthdayFriday15th November ,2024

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