The complete list of all mandatory and optional holidays that will be recognized nationwide in 2023 was recently released by the federal government of Pakistan.
There will be a total of 16 public holidays in 2023, the first of which is Kashmir Day on February 5th, according to the official announcement made by the Cabinet Division.
There will be plenty of long weekends for the people to take advantage of with 5 holidays falling on Fridays or Mondays.
|Kashmir Day||Sunday 5 February|
|Pakistan Day||Thursday 23 March|
|Eid-ul-Fitr||Saturday, Sunday, Monday 22, 23, 24 April|
|Labour Day||Monday 1 May|
|Eid-ul-Azha||Thursday, Friday, Saturday 29, 30 June and 1 July|
|Ashura(9 and 10 Mohrram)||Thursday, Friday 27, 28 July|
|Independence Day||Monday 14 August|
|Eid Milad-un-Nabi||Thursday 28 September|
|Allama Iqbal Day||Thursday 9 November|
|Quaid-e-Azam Day/Christmas||Monday 25 December|
|Day after Christmas (only for Christian community)||Tuesday 26 December|
Bank holidays schedule for 2023
Following that, there will be bank holidays. Banks, DFIs, and MFBs will not be open to the general public on these days, although they will be open to their staff.
|Wednesday||22 March (1st Ramazan for deduction of Zakat)|