Events And Festivals

Religious Festivals/Events

Date Festival/Event
1 Muharram New Islamic Year First day of the Islamic calendar
9/10 Muharram Ashura Marks the end of the mourning for the martyred Imam Hussein ibn Ali
12 Rabi’ al-awwal Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)
27 Rajab Miraj-un-Nabi Muhammad (S.A.W) night journey
21/23/25/27/29 Ramadan Laylat al-Qadr The night when first verses of Quran were received by Muhammad(S.A.W)
29/30 Ramadan Chaand Raat The last night of Ramadan celebrated on 29th or 30th depending on when the new moon is sighted
1 Shawal Eid ul Fitr The celebration at the end of the fasting month (Ramadan)
10 Dhu al-Hijjah Eid al-Adha The celebration of Abraham’s(A.S) sacrifice

National Events

Date Event
5 February Kashmir Solidarity Day Protest against Indian administration in Jammu and Kashmir
23 March Pakistan Day Commemorates the Lahore Resolution, which formally demanded an independent Muslim-majority state to be created out of the British Indian Empire
1 May Labour Day Celebrates the achievements of workers
14 August Independence Day Marking Pakistani independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
6 September Defence Day Commemorates the official start of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
11 September Death of death of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah Death Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
9 November Iqbal Day Birthday of National poet Muhammad Iqbal
25 December Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Birthday of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan