Check the list of 2015 Pakistan public holidays.
- The following dates are observed as public holidays in Pakistan.
- Check dates in year 2015 for Eid Milad un-Nabi, Pakistan Day, Labor Day, Eid-ul-Fitr, Independence Day, Eid ul-Azha Day 1, Ashura, Birthday of Muhammad Iqbal, Eid Milad un-Nabi, Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Christmas Day Holiday Pakistan.
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|Pakistan Public Holidays 2015|
|1||January||3||Saturday||Eid Milad un-Nabi|
|8||September||24||Thursday||Eid ul-Azha Day 1|
|9||September||25||Friday||Eid ul-Azha Day 2|
|11||November||9||Monday||Birthday of Muhammad Iqbal|
|12||December||24||Thursday||Eid Milad un-Nabi|
|13||December||25||Friday||Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah|
|Eid Milad un-Nabi|
|Eid Milad-un-Nabi, also known as the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, is a public holiday in Pakistan. Sunni Muslims observe Milad-un-Nabi on 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal (third month of the Islamic calendar) while Shia Muslims observe it on 17 Rabi-ul-Awwal, coinciding with the birthdate of their sixth Imam Jafar-al-Sadiq. All government and semi government offices, and most private offices, businesses, shopping malls, post offices and educational institutions are closed on this day.|
|Pakistan Day Celebrated annually on 23 March. Commemorates the ‘Lahore Resolution’ of 1940, also known as the ‘Pakistan Resolution’ that eventually led to the creation of Pakistan. The day is being observed as a public holiday in all federal and provincial government offices, banks and private sectors. On 23 March 1940, the Lahore resolution was passed which rejected the concept of a United India and proposed the creation of an independent state for Muslims, even though it did not actually mention Pakistan at all. Government offices, banks, post offices, educational institutions and businesses are closed, except for some multinational organizations.|
|This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labor movement. The holiday may also be known as May day or Worker’s Day. The 1 May date is used because in 1884 the American Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions demanded an eight-hour workday, to come in effect as of 1 May 1886. This resulted in the general strike and the Haymarket Riot of 1886, but eventually also in the official sanction of the eight-hour workday. 1 May is celebrated as Labour Day in most countries around the world.|
|Eid-al-Fitr it is also called as Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid. It is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba and give zakat al-fitr during Eid al-Fitr.|
|Pakistan’s Independence Day, which is annually held on August 14, celebrates the country’s independence from the British rule on that date in 1947. This day is an occasion to promote patriotism and national unity. Independence Day is an official holiday in Pakistan on August 14. All governmental, non-governmental offices, organizations, educational institutions, post offices, and major markets are closed.|
|Eid ul-Azha Day 1|
|Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to follow Allah’s command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Muslims around the world observe this event.|
|The Day of Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar. It marks the Remembrance of Muharram but not the Islamic month. A’ashura was an ancient Judaic feast day of celebration and atonement. The word ashura means ‘tenth’ in Arabic and literally translated, means “the tenth day”; Islamic scholars differ on the reason for the naming. Commemoration of Ashura is not a celebrations but a respectful and mournful occasion for both Shi’a and Sunni Muslims – and for Shi’as, it is a particularly intense period of grief and mourning.|
|Eid Milad un-Nabi|
|Eid Milad-un-Nabi, also known as the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, is a public holiday in Pakistan. Sunni Muslims observe Milad-un-Nabi on 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal while Shia Muslims observe it on 17 Rabi-ul-Awwal, coinciding with the birthdate of their sixth Imam Jafar-al-Sadiq. Eid Milad-un-Nabi is a public holiday in Pakistan. All government and semi government offices, and most private offices, businesses, shopping malls, post offices and educational institutions are closed on this day.|
|Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah|
|This holiday is celebrated annually on 25 December. It commemorates the birthday of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who was a notable politician, founder of Pakistan and Pakistan’s
first Governor General. The day may be known as ‘Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam’, Quaid-e-Azam meaning Great Leader.
|Christmas Day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which took place 25 December 1 BC. 25 December will be a public holiday in most countries around the world. If 25 December falls on a weekend, then a nearby week day may be taken as a holiday in lieu.|