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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

Read more about Shab e-Meraj.

Shab e-Meraj Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2021.

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015SatMay 16Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2016ThuMay 5Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2017MonApr 24Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2018FriApr 13Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2019WedApr 3Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2020SunMar 22Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday
2021ThuMar 11Shab e-MerajOptional Holiday

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