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Holidays in Pakistan in 2008

DateWeekdayHoliday nameHoliday type
Jan 1TuesdayNew Year's DayOptional Holiday
Jan 18FridayFirst Day of AshuraPublic Holiday
Jan 19SaturdaySecond Day of AshuraPublic Holiday
Feb 5TuesdayKashmir DayPublic Holiday
Feb 11MondayFestival of KitesOptional Holiday
Feb 29FridayChelumOptional Holiday
Mar 6ThursdayShivaratriOptional Holiday
Mar 20ThursdayMarch equinoxSeason
Mar 21FridayGood FridayChristian, Common Local holidays
Mar 21FridayEid Milad un-NabiPublic Holiday
Mar 21FridayHoliOptional Holiday
Mar 22SaturdayDulhandiOptional Holiday
Mar 23SundayEaster SundayObservance
Mar 23SundayPakistan DayPublic Holiday
Mar 24MondayEaster MondayChristian, Common Local holidays
Apr 13SundayBaisakhiObservance
Apr 18FridayGiarhwin ShariefOptional Holiday
Apr 21MondayEid e-RizwanOptional Holiday
May 1ThursdayLabour DayPublic Holiday
May 20TuesdayBuddha PurnimaOptional Holiday
Jun 20FridayJune SolsticeSeason
Aug 1FridayShab e-MerajOptional Holiday
Aug 14ThursdayIndependence DayPublic Holiday
Aug 17SundayShab e-BaratOptional Holiday
Aug 19TuesdayNaurozOptional Holiday
Aug 24SundayJanam AshtamiOptional Holiday
Aug 24SundayBirthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal)Optional Holiday
Sep 22MondaySeptember equinoxSeason
Sep 30TuesdayDurga PoojaOptional Holiday
Oct 2ThursdayEid-ul-Fitr Day 1Public Holiday
Oct 3FridayEid-ul-Fitr Day 2Public Holiday
Oct 4SaturdayEid-ul-Fitr Day 3Public Holiday
Oct 5SundayEid-ul-Fitr Day 4Public Holiday
Oct 9ThursdayDussehraOptional Holiday
Oct 14TuesdayBirthday of Guru Balmik Sawami JiOptional Holiday
Oct 28TuesdayDiwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
Nov 9SundayIqbal DayPublic Holiday
Nov 13ThursdayGuru Nanak's BirthdayOptional Holiday
Dec 9TuesdayEid-ul-Azha Day 1Public Holiday
Dec 10WednesdayEid-ul-Azha Day 2Public Holiday
Dec 21SundayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24WednesdayChristmas EveObservance
Dec 25ThursdayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
Dec 25ThursdayQuaid-e-Azam DayPublic Holiday
Dec 26FridayDay After ChristmasPublic Holiday
Dec 27SaturdayAnniversary of Benazir Bhutto's MartyrdomPublic Holiday
Dec 31WednesdayNew Year's EveObservance

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