Public Holidays Notification 2023 & Local Holidays

During the Calendar Year 2023 following are the public-Optional and Bank holidays notified by federal and then Punjab Government. Other Provinces like KPK and Balochistan also follow the same holiday’s schedule.  In case the Muslim Festivals the date of Holidays are based on anticipated dates and are subject to appearance of moon for which separate notification will also be issued.Download the complete Public Holidays Notification 2023 below.

Public Holidays Notification 2023

Sr.Name of occasionDaysDates During year 2023
 Kashmir DaySunday5th February 2023
2Pakistan DayThursday23, March 2023
3Eid-ul-Fiter (1st Shawal 1444 A.H)Saturday, Sunday, Monday22nd,23rd,24th April, 2023
4Labour DayMonday1st May, 2023
5Eid-Ul Azha 10th Zilhaj 1444 A.HThursday, Friday, Saturday29th, 30th June and 1st July 2023
6Aushura (9th, 10th Muharram 1445 A.H)Thursday , Friday27th , 28th July 2023
7Independence DayMonday14 August 2023
8Allama Iqbal DayThursday9th November 2023
9Quaid-e-Azam Day/ ChristmasMonday25th December 2023

Bank Holidays 2023

The Following will be bank Holidays, However on these days the Bank will remain closed for public but not for their employee.

12 January 2023 Monday
222nd March 2023  (Wednesday ) Corresponding to 1st Ramzan 1444 A. H for Deduction of Zakat (Subject to appearance of Moon)
33rd July 2023 (Monday)

Optional Holidays

1New Year DaySunday1st January 2023
2Basant PunchamiThursday26th January 2023
3ShivaratriSaturday18th February 2023
4Shab-e-Meraj 27 RajabSaturday18th February 2023
5HoliMonday6th March 2023
6DulhandiTuesday7th March 2023
7Shab-e-BaratWednesday8th March 2023
8Good FridayFriday7th April 2023
9EasterMonday10th April 2023
10BaisakhiFriday14 April 2023
11Eid-e-RizwanFriday21st april 2023
12DiwaliSunday12 November 2023
13Guru Nanak Dev Jee BirthdayMondayMonday27th November 2023

District wise Local Holidays in Punjab

Deputy Commissioner of respected Districts will declare the following local holidays.

1DG KhanMela Aspaan-o-Maveshian & Urs of Shah Suleman Taunsvi
2LayyahThal Jeep Rally/ Thal Mela
3Rajan PurUrs of Hazrat Khawaja Ghulam Fareed
4MultanUrs of Hazrat Baha ud Din Zakria Multani
5BahawalpurDeath Anniversary of His Highness Late Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi-V, Ameer of Bahawalpur & Mela of Channan Peer
6LahoreUrs Mubarak of Data Ganj Bakhsh Ali Hajweri

FAQ about Public Holidays Notification 2023

Is tomorrow public holiday in Pakistan?

Mostly Government employees and students ask questions regarding tomorrow holiday notification. Schedule of holidays is as given above.

Is it holiday on 6 September in Pakistan?

Defence Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Is 26 December 2022 a public holiday?

No only 25 December is public holidays.26th December is working day.

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