Govt announces public, optional holidays for 2023
The Cabinet Division on Monday released the schedule of public and optional holidays for the year 2023.
The notification issued by Cabinet Division noted that total of 38 holidays, including 16 public and 22 optional holidays will be granted in the coming year.
The holidays for Muslim festivals are subject to appearance of [the] moon for which separate notifications are issued, notification read.
Following are the public and optional holidays for the Muslim and minorities festival in Pakistan for 2023.
|1||Kashmir Day||February 05||Sunday|
|2||Pakistan Day||March 23||Thursday|
|3||Eid-ul-Fitr||April 22, 23, 24||Saturday, Sunday, Monday|
|4||Labour Day||May 01||Monday|
|5||Eid-ul-Adha||June 29, 30, July 01||Thursday, Friday, Saturday|
|6||Ashura (9th and 10th Muharram)||July 27, 28||Thursday, Friday|
|7||Independence Day||August 14||Monday|
|9||Allama Iqbal Day||November 09||Thursday|
|10||Quaid-e-Azam Day/Christmas||December 25||Monday|
|11||Day after Christmas||December 26 (Only for Christians)||Tuesday|
|1||New Year Day||January 01||Sunday|
|2||Basant Panchami||January 26||Thursday|
|3||Shiv Ratri||February 18||Saturday|
|8||Good Friday||April 07||Friday|
|9||Day after Easter||April 10||Monday|
|12||Buddha Purnima||July 07||Friday|
|14||Birthday of Lord Zoroaster||August 21||Monday|
|16||Janam Ashtami||September 07||Thursday|
|17||Durga Poja||October 23||Monday|
|19||Giyarhvi Shareef||October 27||Friday|
|20||Birthday of Guru Valmik Swami Ji||October 28||Saturday|
|22||Birthday of Guru Nanik Dev Ji||November 27||Monday|