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||Days||Dates|
|Kashmir Day||Sunday||5 February 2023|
|Pakistan Day||Thursday||23 March 2023|
|Eid-ul-Fitr||Saturday, Sunday, and Monday||22,23, 24 April 2023|
|Labour Day||Monday||1 May 2023|
|Pakistan Martyrs’ Commemorate Day||Thursday||25th May 2023|
|Eid-ul-Azha||Thursday, Friday, and Saturday||29, 30 June 2023 & 1 July 2023|
|Ashura (9th, 10 Muharram)||Thursday, Friday||27, 28 July 2023|
|Independence Day||Monday||14 August 2023|
|Eid-Milad-un-Nabi||Thursday||28 September 2023|
|Allama Iqbal Day||Thursday||9 November 2023|
|Quaid-e-Azam Day/Christmas||Monday||25 December 2023|
|Day after Christmas||Tuesday||26 December 2023 (Christians Only)|
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||Saturday||18 February 2023|
|Shab-e-Mairaj||Saturday||18 February 2023|
|Holi||Monday||6 March 2023|
|Dulhandi||Tuesday||7 March 2023|
|Shab-e-Barat||Wednesday||8 March 2023|
|Good Friday||Friday||7 April 2023|
|Day After Easter||Monday||10 April 2023|
|Baisakhi||Friday||14 April 2023|
|Eid-e-Rizwan||Friday||21 April 2023|
|Buddha Purnima||Friday||7 July 2023|
|Nauroze||Wednesday||16 August 2023|
|Birthday of Lord Zoroaster||Monday||21 August 2023|
|Chehlum||Wednesday||6 September 2023|
|Janam Ashtami||Thursday||7 September 2023|
|Durga Poja||Monday||23 October 2023|
|Dussehra||Tuesday||24 October 2023|
|Giyarhvi Shareef||Friday||27 October 2023|
|Birthday of Guru Valmik Swami Ji||Saturday||28 October 2023|
|Diwali||Sunday||12 November 2023|
|Guru Nanak Dev Ji Birthday||Monday||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
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.