Date English Name Local Name Remarks
February 5 Kashmir Solidarity Day یوم یکجحتی کشمیرYoum-e-Yekjehty-e-Kashmir Protest against Indian administration in Jammu and Kashmir.
March 23 Pakistan Day یوم پاکستانYoum-e-Pakistan Commemorates the Lahore Resolution, which formally demanded an independent Muslim-majority state to be created out of the British Indian Empire; the republic was also declared on this day in 1956
May 1 Labour Day (May Day) یوم مزدورYoum-e-Mazdoor
May 5 Mairaj (Mairaj Day) شب معراج
August 14 Independence Day یوم آزادیYoum-e-Azadi Marking Pakistani independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
November 9 Iqbal Day یوم اقبالYoum-e-Iqbal Birthday of national poet Muhammad Iqbal
December 25 Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam (Great Leader) and Christmas Day یوم ولادت قائداعظمYoum-e-Viladat-e-Quaid-e-Azam Birthday of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan
Dates of the (lunar) Islamic calendar
Dhul Hijja 10 Eid ul-Adha عید الاضحٰی Marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage; sacrifices offered on this day commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son
Shawwal 1 Eid-ul-Fitr عيد الفطر Marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan
Rabi`-ul-Awwal 12 Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi عيد ميلاد النبی Birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad
Muharram 9&10 Ashura عاشوراء Marks the end of the mourning for the martyred Imam Hussein ibn Ali
National Holidays
September 6 Defence Day یوم دفاعYoum-e-Difa Commemorates the official start of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
September 11 Death Anniversary ofQuaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah یوم وفات قائداعظمYoum-e-Wafaat Quaid-e-Azam Death Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam