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Shab e-Barat in Pakistan

Is Shab e-Barat a Public Holiday?

Shab e-Barat 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.

Shab e-Barat 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
2016MonMay 16Shab e-BaratOptional Holiday
2017FriMay 5Shab e-BaratOptional Holiday
2018TueMay 1Shab e-BaratOptional Holiday
2019SatApr 20Shab e-BaratOptional Holiday
2020ThuApr 9Shab e-BaratOptional Holiday
2021MonMar 29Shab e-BaratOptional Holiday
2022SatMar 19Shab e-Barat (Tentative Date)Optional Holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.