All You Want to Know About Pakistan Holidays 2022

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Pakistan Holidays 2022

Pakistan is known for its’ excellent adventure travel. From white water rafting to trout fishing, Pakistan has historically attracted the adventurers among us. However, the country has a rich and distinctive culture that is worth exploring. Travelers thinking of visiting Pakistan this year can greatly benefit from this list of holidays in Pakistan 2022.

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Pakistan Holidays 2022 Schedule

National Holiday Observed Date Day of Week
Kashmir Day February 5, 2022 Saturday
Pakistan Day March 23, 2022 Wednesday
Easter Monday April 18, 2022 Monday
Labor Day May 1, 2022 Sunday
Eid ul-Fitr May 3, 2022 - May 5, 2022 Tuesday - Thursday
Eid ul-Azha July 10, 2022 - July 11, 2022 Sunday - Monday
Ashura August 8, 2022 - August 9, 2022 Monday - Tuesday
Independence Day August 14, 2022 Sunday
Milad un-Nabi October 9, 2022 Sunday
Quiad-e-Azam Day December 25, 2022 Sunday

Pakistan Holidays 2022 - Kashmir Day

Date: February 5, 2022

Day of the week: Saturday

Kashmir Day is observed annually to provide political and moral support of Kashmiri martyrs.

The holiday is meant to commemorate their hardships and honor their sacrifice. In order to show support, a 1-minute silence is held on February 5. In addition, several support rallies are organized.

The very first Kashmir Day as it is known today was initiated by the Pakistani minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas in 2004.

Pakistan Holidays 2022 - Pakistan Day

Date: March 23, 2022

Day of the week: Wednesday

Pakistan Day is a national holiday in Pakistan remembering the Lahore Resolution that took place on this very day back in 1940. On this day, the adoption of the first constitution of Pakistan on 23 March 1956 is also commemorated.

The largest celebration is held in the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad.

The country’s president is usually the guest of honor. The festivities are also commonly attended by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the cabinet of ministers, military chiefs of staff, and chairman joint chiefs.

To give the public a chance to pay homage, a parade is often part of the festivities. These typically take place early in the morning. After the parade, the President presents national

awards and medals to the distinguished guests. Wreaths are placed at the mausoleums of Muhammad Iqbal and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

Pakistan Holidays 2022 - Labor Day

Date: May 1, 2022

Day of the week: Sunday

In Pakistan Labor Day, also known as May Day, is celebrated annually.

Throughout the day, labor union and worker meetings are held where the improvement of labor conditions are discussed. Rallies and marches are also organized, to celebrate and advocate for Pakistani laborers. On this day, the general public does not have to come to work. Schools and most commercial businesses are closed too.

In 1972, the first labor policy in Pakistan established Labor Day as a national holiday.

Pakistan Holidays 2022 - Eid ul-Fitr

Date: May 3, 2022 - May 5, 2022

Day of the week: Tuesday - Thursday

Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a month of prayer and fasting. It also marks the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. Many Pakistani Muslims partake in communal prayer, listen to a sermon, and give food donations during Eid ul-Fitr.

Because the date of Eid ul-Fitr depends on the position of the moon, the indicated dates of May 3to May 5 2022 are an estimate. There may be variations on the exact date the holiday is observed internationally. Often the official dates are announced near the start of Ramadan.

Pakistan Holidays 2022 - Eid ul-Azha

Date: July 10, 2022 - July 11, 2022

Day of the week: Sunday - Monday

Eid ul-Azha, also known as Grand Eid or Feast of Sacrifice, is one of the most important holidays on the Muslim calendar.

This festival is celebrated by Pakistani Muslims - as well as Muslims all over the world - as a commemoration of Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice everything for God.

Similarly to Eid ul-Fitr, the precise date is based on moon sightings, making the indicated dates of July 10- July 11an estimate. The official date may vary between countries.

Giving back to the community in the form of clothing, food, and monetary donations is a crucial part of the Eid-ul Azha tradition.

Pakistan Holidays 2022 - Ashura

Date: August 7, 2022 - August 8, 2022

Day of the week: Sunday - Monday

Observed by Pakistani Muslims, Ashura is the day on which Musa, the Islamic prophet, was saved by Allah when He parted the Sea. It is also the day on which the Battle of Karbala took place, resulting in the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandchild of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and a member of the Household of Muhammad. Pakistani Muslims commemorate this occasion with a day of mourning and fasting.

Pakistan Holidays 2022 - Independence Day

Date: August 14, 2022

Day of the week: Sunday

Pakistan’s Independence Day is celebrated annually on August 14. The holiday commemorates the day Pakistan became independent and was pronounced a sovereign state in 1947.

The biggest celebratory ceremony takes place in Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad. The event features speeches by local leaders and is televised for live at home viewing. During the festivities, the country’s flag is flown at official government buildings, as well as on local homes and vehicles. In addition, the community likes to celebrate by partaking in parades and musical cultural events.

Pakistan Holidays 2022 - Milad un-Nabi

Date: October 9, 2022

Day of the week: Sunday

On Milad un-Nabi, the birth of Prophet Muhammad is celebrated by the Muslim community. For the occasion, people decorate their homes with lights. They prepare special meals and send each other messages and cards with well wishes and quotes from the Prophet.

Pakistan Holidays 2022 - Quaid-e-Azam Day

Date: December 25, 2022

Day of the week: Sunday

Every year, on December 25, the birthday of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, is celebrated. Muhammad Ali Jinnah is also known as Quaid-e-Azam, which translates to Great Leader. On this day the national flag is flown on many government buildings as well as major architect structures and private homes.

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