2024’s Holidays: Enjoy 6 Long Weekends!

Web DeskDecember 21, 2023
The Cabinet Division has released the comprehensive schedule encompassing all public and optional holidays designated for observance throughout Pakistan in the upcoming year, 2024.A

The Cabinet Division has released the comprehensive schedule encompassing all public and optional holidays designated for observance throughout Pakistan in the upcoming year, 2024.

As per the official notification issued recently, the calendar includes a total of 11 public holidays, with the first falling on 5th February to commemorate Kashmir Day. Furthermore, the government has earmarked 3 bank holidays and outlined 22 optional holidays for the year ahead. However, dates for Muslim festivals are tentative, subject to the appearance of the moon, with the Cabinet Division set to issue separate notifications when required.

For clarity, here are some of the key public holidays:

Sr. No. Name of Occasion Day(s) Date(s)
1 Kashmir Day Monday 5 February 2024
2 Pakistan Day Saturday 23 March 2024
3* Eid-ul-Fitr Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10, 11, 12 April 2024
4* Labour Day Wednesday 1 May 2024
5* Eid-ul-Azha Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday 17, 18, 19 June 2024
6* Ashura (9 and 10 Mohrram 1446 A.H) Tuesday, Wednesday 16, 17 July 2024
7 Independence Day Wednesday 14 August 2024
8* Eid Milad-un-Nabi Monday 16 September 2024
9 Allama Iqbal Day Saturday 9 November 2024
10 Quaid-e-Azam Day/Christmas Wednesday 25 December 2024
11 Day after Christmas (only for Christian community) Thursday 26 December 2024

These designated days will serve as bank holidays, signifying closures for public transactions in banks, DFIs, and MFBs, while still allowing their employees to work.

Sr. No. Day/Date
1 1 January 2024 (Monday)
2 11 March, 2024 (Monday) corresponding to 1st Ramazan 1445 A.H for deduction of Zakat (subject to appearance of moon)
3 1 July, 2024 (Monday)
Non-compulsory Off-days
Sr. No. Occasion Day(s) Date(s)
1 New Year Day Monday 1 January 2024
2 Basant Punchami Wednesday 14 February 2024
3 Shivaratri Friday 8 March 2024
4* Shab-e-Meraj (27 Rajab 1445 A.H) Wednesday 7 February 2024
5 Holi Sunday 24 March 2024
6 Dulhandi Monday 25 March 2024
7* Shab-e-Barat (15 Shaban 1445 A.H) Sunday 25 February 2024
8 Good Friday Friday 29 March 2024
9 Day after Easter Sunday Sunday, Monday 31 March, 1 April 2024
10 Baisakhi Saturday 13 April 2024
11 Eid-e-Rizwan (Bahai Community only) Sunday 21 April 2024
12 Buddha Purnima Saturday 23 March 2024
13 Nauroze (Parsi New Year Day) Thursday 15 August 2024
14 Khordad Sal (Birthday of Zoroaster) Tuesday 20 August 2024
15* Chehlum (20 Safar 1446 A.H) Wednesday 27 August 2024
16 Janam Ashtami Monday 26 August 2024
17 Durga Puja Friday 11 October 2024
18 Dussehra Saturday 12 October 2024
19* Giyarvee Shareef (11 Rabi-us-Sani 1446 A.H) Wednesday 16 October 2024
20 Birthday of Guru Valmik Sawami Ji Tuesday 17 October 2024
21 Diwali Friday 1 November 2024
22 Birthday of Guru Nanak Friday 15 November 2024

 

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