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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 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.

The Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, pictured above.

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About Shab e-Meraj

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Shab e-Meraj 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
2016ThuMay 5Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2017MonApr 24Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2018FriApr 13Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2019WedApr 3Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2020MonMar 23Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2021FriMar 12Shab e-Meraj (Tentative Date)Optional Holiday
2022TueMar 1Shab e-Meraj (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.