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Pakistan Public Holidays 2021

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Pakistan Public Holidays 2021 details have been announced by The Federal Government of Pakistan. The details of the public, gazetted and optional holidays for the calendar year 2021 in Pakistan is as under;
A total of 14 public holidays are included for the general public in 2021 by the Federal Government of Pakistan.
At least 22 optional holidays have also been announced for the year 2021 by the Federal Government of Pakistan for government employees. One employee, however, is only allowed to avail one optional holiday in case of Muslim and three if they are non-Muslim.
Here is the list of the date and days of the public holidays and gazetted holidays in Pakistan announced by the Federal Government of Pakistan for the calendar year 2021.

Pakistan Public Holidays 2021 List

The list includes:

February 5th, 2021           Friday              Kashmir Day

March 23rd, 2021             Tuesday           Pakistan Day

May 1st, 2021                     Saturday          Labour Day

May 14th,2021                     Friday              Eid-ul-Fitr*

May 15th, 2021                   Saturday          Eid-ul-Fitr*

May 16th, 2021                    Sunday            Eid-ul-Fitr *

July 20th 2021                    Tuesday          Hajj

July 21st 2021                   Wednesday      Eid-ul-Azha*

July 22nd 2021                   Thursday          Eid-ul-Azha*

July 23rd 2021                       Friday               Eid-ul-Azha *

August 14th,2021                  Saturday          Independence day

August 18th,2021                Wednesday      Ashura Muharram*

August 19th, 2021                Thursday         Ashura Muharram*

October 19th, 2021                Tuesday            Eid-i-Milad*

December 25, 2021               Saturday           Quaid-i-Azam Day/Christmas

December 26, 2021                Sunday        Day after Christmas
(only for Christians)

* Subject to the appearance of the moon.

Bank Holidays in Pakistan 2021

The banks will be closed on the following dates for public dealings, however, the employees of the banks/DFIs/MFBs will report to work as usual.

1st January 2021               Friday

14th April 2021              Wednesday (corresponding to 1st Ramazan 1442AH)

1st July 2021                     Thursday

Optional Holidays List 2021 in Pakistan

New Year Day                              Friday               1st January 2021

Basant Punchami                      Tuesday              16th Feb 2021

Shivaratri                                   Thursday             11th March 2021

Shab-e-Meraj                              Friday                 12th Mar 2021
(27 Rajab 1442 A. H)

Holi                                    Sunday or Monday      28th or 29th March 2021

Dulhandi                                  Monday                  29th March 2021

Shab-e-Barat                            Monday                  29th March 2021
(15th Shaban 1442 A.H.)

Good Friday                                 Friday                 2nd April 2021

Easter                                           Sunday                4th April 2021

Day after Easter                         Monday                5th April 2021

Baisakhi                                    Wednesday             14th April 2021

Eid-e-Rizwan                           Wednesday             21st April 2021
(Bahai’s Community only)

Buddha Purnima                    Wednesday              26th May 2021

Nouroze                                      Monday                  16th August. 2021
(Parsi’s New Year Day)

Birthday of Lord Zoroaster    Saturday                 21st August 2021
(Khordad Sal)

Janam Ashtami                        Monday                  23rd August 2021

Chehlum                                    Tuesday                  28th September 2021
(20th Safar 1443 AH)

Durga Puja                                Monday                  13th September 2021

Dussehra                                  Wednesday                15th September 2021

Giyarvee Sharif                        Monday                    18th October 2021
(11th Rab-Us-Sani)

Birthday of                             Wednesday                  20th October 2021
Guru Valmik Sawami Ji

Diwali                                       Thursday                    4th November 2021

Guru Nonak Dev Jee             Thursday                    18th November 2021

“The Government servants desiring to avail themselves of Optional Holidays 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.

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