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Good Friday in Pakistan

Many Christians around the world observe Good Friday on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion, and death, which is told in the Christian Bible. It is the day after Maundy Thursday.

Is Good Friday a Public Holiday?

Good Friday is an optional holiday. Employment and holiday laws in Pakistan allow employees to choose a limited number of holidays from a list of optional holidays. Some employees may choose to take the day off on this day, however, most offices and businesses remain open.

Good Friday commemorates Jesus' death on the cross.

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About Good Friday

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Good Friday Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2016–2022.

Note: A limited number of optional holidays are granted to workers from specific groups, religious denominations, or sects. The holiday should not result in any substantial work disruption.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016FriMar 25Good FridayOptional Holiday
2017FriApr 14Good FridayOptional Holiday
2018FriMar 30Good FridayOptional Holiday
2019FriApr 19Good FridayOptional Holiday
2020FriApr 10Good FridayOptional Holiday
2021FriApr 2Good FridayOptional Holiday
2022FriApr 15Good FridayOptional Holiday

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