Pakistan Public Holidays 2012

As a predominantly Muslim country, most of the major Islamic festivals are celebrated in Pakistan as public holidays. Biggest holidays in Pakistan are Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Azha. Beside Islamic holidays, there are a number of Pakistan national holidays as well.

Here are compiled list of Pakistan 2012 holidays. Please note this Pakistan holidays 2012 calendar is based on estimate. We do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of this Pakistan holiday calendar.

Pakistan Islamic holidays are based on Islamic lunar calendar, thus dates varies from year to year in Gregorian calendar. The 2012 holiday dates of Islamic festivals below subject to changes. Moreover, for certain 2012 Pakistan holidays, such as Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Azha, the exact holiday date is based on moon sighting and thus often announced only in hours approaching the festivals.

Pakistan 2012 Holidays – Pakistan 2012 Calendar
List of Pakistan 2012 holidays in Pakistan 2012 calendar.

New Year’s Day (Bank Holiday only)
International New Year’s Day
Monday, 2 January 2012

Eid Milad un-Nabi / Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi / Mouloud
Birthday of Prophet Muhammad. It occurs on the 12th of Rabi’-ul-Awwal
Sunday, 5 February 2012

Pakistan Day
Commemorates the passing of the Pakistan Resolution in 1940 that called for a separate Muslim state from The British Indian Empire.
Friday, 23 March 2012

Labor Day
Worker’s day in Pakistan
International Labor Day
Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Shab-e-Miraj / Israa & Miaraj / Leilat al-Meiraj
Celebrating Muhammad’s ascent into the Heavens, a journey known as the Miraj. It occurs on 27th of Rajab.
Isra Miraj
Saturday, 16 June 2012

Independence Day
Commemorates Pakistan’s independence from the United Kingdom on August 14, 1947
Pakistan Independence Day
Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Eid-ul-Fitr / Eid al-Fitr / Eid
Commemorates end of Fasting Month, Ramadan (Ramazan). One of the most important Pakistan holidays. It occurs on the 1st and 2nd day of Shawwal.
Eid al-Fitr
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Monday, 20 August 2012
Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Eid ul-Azha / Eid al-Adha / Eid ul-Adha / Qurban
Commemorates the end of Haj. Commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, occurs on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja
Eid al-Adha
Friday, 26 October 2012
Saturday, 27 October 2012

Birthday of Muhammad Iqbal
Birthday of Pakistan national poet Muhammad Iqbal
Iqbal Day
Friday, 9 November 2012

Ashura
Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain. It occurs on 9th and 10th day of Muharram
Day of Ashura
Saturday, 24 November 2012

Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Birthday of founding father of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s Birthday
Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Happy Pakistan Holidays 2012 !