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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2018

F.No.2/14/2017-Public Holidays

Government of Pakistan

Ministry of Interior

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Islamabad, the 26th January, 2018

CIRCULAR

Subject: PUBLIC AND OPTIONAL HOLIDAYS FOR THE YEAR, 2018

The Public, Optional and Festivals of Minorities holidays for the calendar year 2018 would be as under:

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Sr. Name of Occasion Days Dates during year 2018

1 Kashmir Day Monday 5th February, 2018

2 Pakistan Day Friday 23rd March, 2018

3 Labour Day Tuesday 1st May, 2018

4* Eid-ul-Fitr Saturday, Sunday 16th, 17th and 18th

(1st Shawal 1439 A.H) and Monday June 2018

5 Independence Day Tuesday 14th August, 2018

6* Eid-ul-Azha Wednesday,Thursday 22nd, 23rd and 24th

(10th Zil Haj 1439 A.H) Friday Aug. 2018

7* Ashura Friday 21st and 22nd Sept.

(9th-10th Moharrum 1440 A.H) and Saturday 2018

8* Eid Milad-un-Nabi Wednesday 21st November 2018

(12 Rabi-ul-Awal 1440 A.H)

9 Quaid-e-Azam Day/Christmas Tuesday 25th December 2018

10 Day after Christmas Wednesday 26th December 2018

(For Christian only)

  1. The following will be Bank holidays. However, on these days the Banks will remain closed for public but NOT for their employees:-

    i) 1st January, 2018 (Monday)

    ii) 16th May, 2018 (Wednesday) corresponding to 1st Ramzan 1439 AH (subject to appearance of moon).

    iii) 2nd July 2018 (Monday) July 1st already being weekly holiday.

    * NOTE

    Holidays for Muslim Festivals are subject to appearance of moon for which a separate Notification will be issued.

    - 2 - OPTIONAL

    HOLIDAYS

    Sr. Name of Occasion Days Dates during year 2018

    1 New Year Day Monday 1st January 2018

    2 Basant Punchami Monday 22nd February 2018

    3 Shivaratri Tuesday 13th February 2018

    4 Holi Thursday 1st March 2018

    5 Dulhandi Friday 2th March 2018

    6 Good Friday Friday 30th March 2018

    7 Day After Easter Sunday 1st April 2018

    8 Baisakhi Saturday 14th April 2018

    9* Shab-e-Meraj (27 Rajab 1438 A.H) Saturday 14th April 2018

    10 Eid-e-Rizwan (Bahai's Community only) Saturday 21st April 2018

    11 Buddha Purnima Monday 30th April 2018

    12* Shab-e-Barat (15 Shaban 1439 A.H) Wednesday 2nd May 2018

    13 Nauroze (Parsi's New Year Day) Friday 17th August 2018

    14 Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal) Wednesday 22th August 2018

    15 Janam Ashtami Monday 3rd September 2018

    16 Durga Pooja Wednesday 17th October 2018

    17 Dussehra Thursday 19th October 2018

    18 Birthday of Guru Valmik Sawami Ji Wednesday 24th October 2018

    19* Chelum (20 Safar 1440 A.H) Tuesday 30th October 2018

    20 Diwali Wednesday 07th November 2018

    21...

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