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Pakistan : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Rupee (PKR)
Internet extension: .pk - Telephone code: +92 - International dialing code: 00
Many banks remain open on Saturday
Christian, Parsi, Sikh, Zikri, Ahmadi/Qadiani, Buddhist & Hindu communities are allowed to observe their respective religious main celebrations
GMT offset: +5 (DST: no)
2021 calendar confirmed
Weekend: Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Saturday January 1, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Sunday January 2, 2022Winter holiday (end) - SindhSchool holidays
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Monday January 3, 2022Winter holiday (beginning) - PunjabSchool holidays
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Friday January 7, 2022Winter holiday (end) - PunjabSchool holidays
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Saturday February 5, 2022Kashmir DaySecular holiday
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Monday February 28, 2022Optional holidayHinduism
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Friday March 18, 2022Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaEvents, celebrations...
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Friday March 18, 2022Optional holidayHinduism
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Friday March 18, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning) - PunjabSchool holidays
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Sunday March 20, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Wednesday March 23, 2022Pakistan Resolution DaySecular holiday
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Saturday March 26, 2022Hazrat Madhu Lal Hussain Death Anniversary (Lahore only)Events, celebrations...
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Monday March 28, 2022Mid-term holiday (end) - PunjabSchool holidays
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Friday April 1, 2022Beginning of school year - SindhSchool holidays
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Sunday April 3, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Monday April 4, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Monday April 4, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Banks only
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Friday April 15, 2022Optional holidayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday April 17, 2022Eastercards/flowers
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Monday April 25, 2022Regional holidayMuslim, Sufi
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday May 4, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Thursday May 5, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Friday May 27, 2022Summer holiday (beginning) - SindhSchool holidays
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Friday June 3, 2022Summer holiday (beginning) - PunjabSchool holidays
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Wednesday June 8, 2022Pakistan Expo Asia International ExhibitionTradeshows
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Friday July 1, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Friday July 8, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (beginning)School holidays
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Monday July 11, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday July 12, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (end)School holidays
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Tuesday July 12, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday July 13, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday July 18, 2022Summer holiday (end) - SindhSchool holidays
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Saturday July 30, 2022El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Http://www.mofept.gov.pk/
https://habib.edu.pk/

Schools have been shut 23 weeks due to Covid epidemics
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
Teaching language: Urdu, English, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto
schools close on Saturday & Sunday
school uniforms required


Dates confirmed till Feb 2022 (no summer vacations 2021 in Sindh and in all private schools of Pakistan); Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Banks are closed

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Banks only :

Winter holiday (end) - Sindh

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Sunday January 2, 2022
School holidays :

Winter holiday (beginning) - Punjab

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Monday January 3, 2022
School holidays :

Winter holiday (end) - Punjab

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Friday January 7, 2022
School holidays :

Kashmir Day

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Saturday February 5, 2022
Secular holiday : paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Optional holiday

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Monday February 28, 2022
Hinduism : Maha Shivaratri Hindu community

Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima

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Friday March 18, 2022
Culture : From 2019 onwards

Optional holiday

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Friday March 18, 2022
Hinduism : Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima Hindu community

Mid-term holiday (beginning) - Punjab

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Friday March 18, 2022
School holidays :

Regional holiday

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Sunday March 20, 2022
Secular holiday : Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi's day: a spiritual leader of the Hur Freedom Movement during Pakistan's freedom struggle against British colonialists. Sindh state only [Wikipedia]

Pakistan Resolution Day

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Wednesday March 23, 2022
Secular holiday : On 23rd of March, 1940, at the Muslim League's 27th session, under Quaid-e-Azam's leadership, Mr. A.K. Fazlul Haq moved a resolution and demanded a separate sovereign state for the Muslims in the North West and Eastern zones of the Indian Sub-continent. Actual name of celebration is RESOLUTION DAY.

Hazrat Madhu Lal Hussain Death Anniversary (Lahore only)

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Saturday March 26, 2022
Culture : Hussain was a disciple of Sheikh Bahlol Daryai Chinioti. Following his master’s advice, he studied mysticism and spent 12 years in penance at the shrine of Hazrat Data Gunj Bukhsh. Like all Sufis, he was a nonconformist and did not believe in ritualism but direct communion with the Almighty. He even shaved off his beard and moustache. Hussain’s love for a Brahmin boy called Madhu or Madhu Lal is famous, and they are often referred together as Madhu Lal Hussain. Madhu’s tomb lies next to Hussain’s in the shrine.

Mid-term holiday (end) - Punjab

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Monday March 28, 2022
School holidays :

Beginning of school year - Sindh

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Friday April 1, 2022
School holidays :

Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday April 3, 2022
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Regional holiday

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Monday April 4, 2022
Secular holiday : To mark the death anniversary of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in Karachi and Lahore only

Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday April 4, 2022
Banks only : Originally Ramadama is the name of the ninth month in the Arab world. It is, above all, a month of fasting. Fasting was not born with Islam. The abstaining from eating and drinking is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, preceding the prophet Muhammad. Thus, in the Bible, it is mentioned that Queen Esther asked the Jews to fast for three days before asking her husband to spare the Jews. According to the New Testament, Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert. Referring to this episode, Christianity has a fasting period of 40 days called Lent . Today, the fasting period of practicing Catholics lasts from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday. The start of Ramadan generally depends on local observation of the moon crescent, but others choose the calculation of the new moon or the statement of Saudi Arabia to determine the start of the fasting period. The three main prohibitions of Ramadan are: eat, drink and have sex, It is possible to swallow one's own saliva, but not the water with which mouth was rinsed. Practitioners can go swimming or take a shower, as long as they do not swallow water. Alcohol-based perfume is prohibited. Nail biting is allowed as long as nails are clean. Dates fruit are recommended after breaking of the fast, provided they do not come from Israel. Travelers, pregnant or nursing or menstruating women are allowed to stop fasting. Practitioners usually gain weight during this period. Punishments are particularly heavy year Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Optional holiday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Good Friday Christian community

Easter

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Sunday April 17, 2022
cards/flowers : From 2019 onwards

Regional holiday

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Monday April 25, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Ascension of Muhammad in Karachi

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Wednesday May 4, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Thursday May 5, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

Summer holiday (beginning) - Sindh

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Friday May 27, 2022
School holidays :

Summer holiday (beginning) - Punjab

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Friday June 3, 2022
School holidays :

Pakistan Expo Asia International Exhibition

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Wednesday June 8, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.engineeringasia.net/ lasts 3 days - in Karachi 2022 edition confirmed

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
cards/flowers :

Banks are closed

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Friday July 1, 2022
Banks only :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (beginning)

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Friday July 8, 2022
School holidays :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday July 11, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (end)

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Tuesday July 12, 2022
School holidays :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday July 12, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Wednesday July 13, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Summer holiday (end) - Sindh

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Monday July 18, 2022
School holidays :

El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday July 30, 2022
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