All Gazetted Public Holidays 2023 Pakistan PDF (Jan to Dec)

List of All Gazetted Public Holidays 2023 Pakistan PDF from January to December including all banks, schools, and Colleges. The Federal Government has announced a complete list of Public Holidays in Pakistan for 2023, including a list of Optional Holidays. The notification regarding the Public Holidays in Pakistan for 2023 has been issued by the Cabinet Division Today and is attached to the end of this post below.

Gazetted Public Holidays in Pakistan 2023

Name of occasion DaysDates 
Kashmir Day Sunday5 February 2023
Pakistan Day Thursday 23 March 2023
Eid-ul-FitrSaturday, Sunday, and Monday22,23, 24 April 2023
Labour Day Monday 1 May 2023
Pakistan Martyrs’ Commemorate DayThursday 25th May 2023
Eid-ul-AzhaThursday, Friday, and Saturday29, 30 June 2023 & 1 July 2023
Ashura (9th, 10 Muharram)Thursday, Friday27, 28 July 2023
Independence DayMonday14 August 2023
Eid-Milad-un-Nabi Thursday28 September 2023
Allama Iqbal Day Thursday 9 November 2023
Quaid-e-Azam Day/ChristmasMonday25 December 2023
Day after ChristmasTuesday26 December 2023 (Christians Only)
Public Holidays in Pakistan 2023

NOTE: (*) In the case of Muslim Festivals, the dates are subject to the appearance of the moon for which the government will issue separate notifications. This applies to the Eid ul Azha Holidays in 2023, Eid-ul-Fitr Holidays in 2023, Ashura (9th and 10th Muharram) Public Holidays in 2023 Pakistan, and Eid Milad un Nabi holidays in 2023.

Bank Holidays 2023

  • 1 January 2023 – Monday
  • 22 March 2023 – Wednesday (Corresponding to 1st Ramadan and subject to the appearance of the moon)
  • 3 July 2023 – Monday

This was a list of all bank holidays to be observed during 2023. However, it is pertinent to mention that on these mentioned dates, the banks / DFIs / MFBs will remain closed for the public only but employees will fulfill their duties normally.

Optional Holidays 2023

New Year Day Sunday 1 January 2023
Basant Panchami Thursday 26 January 2023
Shiv Ratri Saturday18 February 2023
Shab-e-MairajSaturday18 February 2023
HoliMonday 6 March 2023
DulhandiTuesday7 March 2023
Shab-e-BaratWednesday8 March 2023
Good Friday Friday7 April 2023
Day After Easter Monday10 April 2023
BaisakhiFriday14 April 2023
Eid-e-RizwanFriday21 April 2023
Buddha PurnimaFriday7 July 2023
Nauroze Wednesday 16 August 2023
Birthday of Lord ZoroasterMonday21 August 2023
Chehlum Wednesday6 September 2023
Janam AshtamiThursday7 September 2023
Durga PojaMonday23 October 2023
DussehraTuesday24 October 2023
Giyarhvi ShareefFriday27 October 2023
Birthday of Guru Valmik Swami JiSaturday28 October 2023
DiwaliSunday 12 November 2023
Guru Nanak Dev Ji BirthdayMonday 27 November 2023

Government servants desiring to avail themselves of Optional Public Holidays 2023 Pakistan shall take prior permission of the Head of Office concerned and no Government Servant shall be granted more than one optional holiday in the case of Muslims and three optional holidays for Non-Muslims in a calendar year.

Notification PDF of Public Holidays 2023 Pakistan

Notification PDF of Public Holidays 2023 Pakistan
Public Holidays in Pakistan 2023
Notification PDF of Public Holidays 2023 Pakistan
Notification PDF of Public Holidays 2023 Pakistan

The grant of this concession should not result in any dislocation of work. In the case of Muslim optional Bank Holidays 2023 Pakistan, the number of persons permitted to avail of optional holidays should be regulated in a manner so that adequate staff is available for the proper continuance of the work.

The optional Public Holidays in Pakistan 2023 are denominational and may be allowed at the discretion of the Head of Office, provided that work does not suffer.

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