List of All Public Holidays in Pakistan 2022

In this article, you’ll find a List of All Public Holidays in Pakistan 2022. The Government of Pakistan just announced the complete list of All Public Holidays in Pakistan for 2022. It will include a complete list of Optional and Public holidays as well. These holidays are decided by the Cabinet Division of Pakistan.

According to the Public holiday notification, there are a total of 10 Public Holidays in Pakistan for 2022. It is starting from 5th February as Kashmir Day and ends on the year on 25th December 2022 for Quaid-e-Azam Day and Christmas. However, there is an additional holiday on 26th December (Day after Christmas) for Christians only.

Find Below a complete list of all the Public Holidays in Pakistan for 2022.

Public Holidays in Pakistan 2022

Event Day Dates
Kashmir Day Saturday 5th February 2022
Pakistan Day Wednesday 23rd March 2022
Labour Day Sunday 1st May 2022
Eid-ul-Fitr Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 23rd, 4th, 5th May 2022
Eid-ul-Azhar Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 10th, 11th, 12th July 2022
Ashura (9th & 10th Muharram) Sunday, Monday 7th, 8th, August 2022
Independence Day Sunday 14th August 2022
Eid Milad-un-Nabi Sunday 9th October 2022
Quaid-i-Azam Day Sunday 25th December 2022
Day after Christmas Monday 26th December 2022
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 every time. This applies to the Eid ul Azha Holidays in 2022, Eid-ul-Fitr Holidays in 2022, Ashura (9th and 10th Muharram) Holiday in 2022, and Eid Milad un Nabi Holiday in 2022.

Pakistan Bank Holidays 2022

  • 1st January 2022 – Monday
  • 14th April 2022 – Monday (Corresponding to 1st Ramadan and subject to appearance of the Moon)
  • 1st July 2022 – Friday

This is a list of all bank holidays to be observed during 2022. 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 2022

Event Day Date
New Year Day Saturday 1st January 2022
Basant Panchami Saturday 5th February 2022
Shivaratri Tuesday 1st March 2022
Shab-e-Meraj Tuesday 1st March 2022
Holi Thursday 17th Marth 2022
Dulhandi Friday 18th March 2022
Shab-e-Barat Friday 18th March 2022
Baisakhi Thursday 14th April 2022
Good Friday Friday 15th April 2022
Easter / Day After Easter Sunday Sunday, Monday 17th, 18th April 2022
Eid-e-Rizwan (Bohai’s Community Only) Thursday 21st April 2022
Buddha Purnima Monday 16th May 2022
Nauroze (Parsi’s New Year Day) Tuesday 16th August 2022
Janam Ashtami Friday 19th August 2022
Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal) Sunday 21st August 2022
Chehlum (20th Safar 1444 AH) Saturday 17th September 2022
Durga Puja Monday 3rd October 2022
Dussehra Wednesday 5th October 2022
Birthday of Guru Valmik Sawami Ji Sunday 9th October 2022
Diwali Monday 24th October 2022
Giyarvee Shareef (11th Rabi- Us-Sani 1444 AH) Monday 7th November 2022
Guru Nonak Dev Jee Birthday Tuesday 8th November 2022
These are some of the optional holidays that are announced for government employees only. However, an employee can only avail of one optional holiday if they are Muslim and three if they are non-Muslim.

The grant of this concession should not result in any dislocation of work. In the case of Muslim optional holidays, 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 holidays are denominational and may be allowed at the discretion of the Head of Office, provided that work does not suffer.

A Government Servant should not ordinarily be refused an Optional Holiday that is of religious significance and the refusal is likely to decrease the number of such holidays to which he/she is entitled.” stated the notification.

Notification of Public Holidays in Pakistan for 2022

Find below the Federal Government Notification of Public Holidays in Pakistan for 2022:

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