Being a Muslim-majority country, public holidays in Pakistan are mostly derived from major Islamic festivals. Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Azha are the biggest Islamic festivals celebrated in Pakistan.

The Islamic holidays observed in Pakistan are based on Islamic lunar calendar, so the dates of the holidays keep changing from year to year. The dates of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha must be observed through moon sighting. Therefore, the exact dates of those festivals can only be announced in hours preceding the festivals.

Besides major Islamic festivals, Pakistan observe certain number of national holidays such as Pakistan Day and Labor Day. Below is the list of 2013 Pakistan public holidays. Since this is only an estimate, we do not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information below.

Pakistan 2013 Holidays
Here is the list of Pakistan 2013 holidays in Pakistan 2013 calendar.

New Year’s Day (Bank Holiday only)
New Year – First day of the year in Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Eid Milad un-Nabi
An Islamic festival to celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad.
12th of Rabiul Awal in Islamic Calendar
Thursday, 24 January 2013

Pakistan Day
Commemorates the passing of Lahore Resolution.
Saturday, 23 March 2013

Labor Day
Labor Day 2013 – Commemorates the achievement of workers in Pakistan.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Eid-ul-Fitr
Eid-ul-Fitr is an Islamic festival to celebrate the end of fasting month Ramadan.
1st to 3rd day of Shawwal in Islamic calendar
Thursday, 8 August 2013
Friday, 9 August 2013
Saturday, 10 August 2013

Independence Day
Pakistan Independence Day commemorates the country’s independence from British rule in 1947.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Eid ul-Azha
Eid ul-Azha is an Islamic festival to commemorates the end of Haj.
10th and 11th day of Dhul Hijja
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Iqbal Day
Iqbal Day celebrates the birth of Pakistan national poet – Muhammad Iqbal.
Saturday, 9 November 2013

Ashura
Ashura Day is an Islamic holiday to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain.
10th day of Muharram
Thursday, 14 November 2013

Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Birthday of the founding father of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s Birthday
Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Happy Pakistan Holiday 2013!