A complete list of Pakistan’s public holidays for 2023, including a list of optional holidays, has been released by the federal government. The Cabinet Division has issued the notification for Pakistan’s public holidays for 2023, which is attached to this post below.
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Public Holidays in 2023
A total of eleven  public holidays will be observed in Pakistan year 2023, starting on February 5, 2023, for Kashmir Day and ending on December 25, 2023, for Quaid-e-Azam Day and Christmas, according to the notification from the government.
For Christians exclusively, there is an additional holiday on December 26, 2023 (the day after Christmas). A complete list of all Pakistani public holidays for 2023, together with their descriptions, can be found below.
|Name of Occasion||Days||Dates|
|Kashmir Day||Sunday||5 February 2023|
|Pakistan Day||Thursday||23 March 2023|
|Eid-ul-Fitr||Saturday, Sunday, Monday||22 ,23, 24 April 2023|
|Labour Day||Monday||1 May 2023|
|Eid-ul-Azha||Thursday, Friday, Saturday||29, 30 June 2023 & 1 July 2023|
|Ashura (9th, 10 Muharram)||Thursday, Friday||27, 28 July 2023|
|Independence Day||Monday||14 August 2023|
|Eid-Milad-un-Nabi||Thursday||28 September 2023|
|Allama Iqbal Day||Thursday||9 November 2023|
|Quaid-e-Azam Day/Christmas||Monday||25 December 2023|
|Day after Christmas||Tuesday||26 December 2023 (Christians Only)|
Optional Public Holidays 2023
|New Year Day||Sunday||1 January 2023|
|Basant Panchami||Thursday||26 January 2023|
|Shiv Ratri||Saturday||18 February 2023|
|Shab-e-Mairaj||Saturday||18 February 2023|
|Holi||Monday||6 March 2023|
|Dulhandi||Tuesday||7 March 2023|
|Shab-e-Barat||Wednesday||8 March 2023|
|Good Friday||Friday||7 April 2023|
|Day After Easter||Monday||10 April 2023|
|Baisakhi||Friday||14 April 2023|
|Eid-e-Rizwan||Friday||21 April 2023|
|Buddha Purnima||Friday||7 July 2023|
|Nauroze||Wednesday||16 August 2023|
|Birthday of Lord Zoroaster||Monday||21 August 2023|
|Chehlum||Wednesday||6 September 2023|
|Janam Ashtami||Thursday||7 September 2023|
|Durga Poja||Monday||23 October 2023|
|Dussehra||Tuesday||24 October 2023|
|Giyarhvi Shareef||Friday||27 October 2023|
|Birthday of Guru Valmik Swami Ji||Saturday||28 October 2023|
|Diwali||Sunday||12 November 2023|
|Guru Nanak Dev Ji Birthday||Monday||27 November 2023|
Winter Holidays in Pakistan 2023
NOTE: For Muslim holidays, the dates are based on the moon’s appearance, for which the government will send out special announcements. This is true for the 2023 Eid ul Azha, 2023 Eid ul Fitr, 2023 Ashura (9th and 10th Muharram), and 2023 Eid ul Milad un Nabi holidays.
Islamic Holidays in Pakistan 2023
The Head of Office may approve the denominational optional public holidays in 2023 Pakistan as long as there is no disruption to work.
Bank Holidays in Pakistan
- Mon., January 1, 2023
- 2023-03-22, a Wednesday (Corresponding to 1st Ramadan and subject to the appearance of the moon)
- Monday, July 3, 2023
Bank Holidays in Pakistan 2023
The list of bank holidays for 2023 may be found here. However, it is important to note that on the aforementioned dates, the banks, DFIs, and MFBs will stay closed to the general public while continuing to operate normally.
Annual Holidays 2023
Additionally, only government employees have been announced for these alternative holidays. An employee, however, is only permitted to take one optional holiday if they are Muslims and three if they are not.
The awarding of this concession shouldn’t cause any work disruptions. When it comes to Muslim optional holidays, the number of people who are allowed to take them should be limited in a way that ensures there is enough staff on hand to properly go on with the work. The Head of Office may approve the optional holidays if there is no disruption to work; they are denominational in nature. examine the alert.
Public Holidays in Pakistan 2023 Pdf
There shouldn’t be any job disruption as a result of the concession’s award. Muslim optional Bank Holidays 2023 Pakistan should restrict the number of people who can take optional holidays in a way that ensures there is enough staff on hand to ensure that the task is carried out properly.