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Shab e-Meraj in Pakistan

Isra and Mi'raj, also known as Al Isra' wal Miraj, is observed on the 27th day of the month of Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar. This event marks the night that Allah (God) took Mohammad (also known as Mohamed or Muhammed) on a journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and then to heaven.

Is Shab e-Meraj a Public Holiday?

Shab e-Meraj is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

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The Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, pictured above.
The Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, pictured above.
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About Shab e-Meraj

Read more about Shab e-Meraj.

Shab e-Meraj Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2010–2018.

Note: A limited number of optional holidays are granted to workers. They are denominational and should not result in any work dislocation.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2010FriJul 9Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2011WedJun 29Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2012SunJun 17Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2013ThuJun 6Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2014TueMay 27Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2015SatMay 16Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2016ThuMay 5Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2017MonApr 24Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2018FriApr 13Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday

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