Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Interior has issued Notification on 26-01-2018 in connection with Notification of Optional & Public Holidays 2018. Detail is as under:
The Public, Optional and Festivals of Minorities holidays for the calendar year 2018 would be as under:
Public Holidays 2018
|S. No||Name of Occasion||Days||Dates during year 2018|
|1||Kashmir Day||Monday||5th February 2018|
|2||Pakistan Day||Friday||23rd March 2018|
|3||Labour Day||Tuesday||1st may 2018|
|4||Eid-ul-Fitr (1st Shawal 1439 H)||Saturday, Sunday & Monday||16th, 17th & 18th June 2018|
|5||Independence Day||Tuesday||14th August 2018|
|6||Eid-ul-Azha (10th Zil Haj 1439 AH)||Wednesday, Thursday & Friday||22nd , 23rd, 24th August 2018|
|7||Ashura (9th & 10th Moharram 1440 AH)||Friday & Saturday||21st & 22nd September 2018|
|8||Eid Milad-un-Nabi (12 Rabi-ulAwal 1440 AH)||Wednesday||21st November 2018|
|9||Quaid-e-Azam Day/Christmas||Tuesday||25th December 2018|
|10||Day After Christmas||Wednesday||26th December 2018 (For only Christians)|
The following will be Bank Holidays. However on these days the Banks will remain closed for public but NOT for their employees.
- 1st January 2018 (Monday)
- 16th May 2018 (Wednesday) corresponding to 1st Ramzan 1439 AH subject to appearance of moon.
- 2nd July 2018 (Monday), July 1st already being weekly holiday.
Note: Holidays for Muslims Festivals are subject to appearance of moon for which a separate Notification will be issued.
Special thanks to Mr. Zahid Khan for sending the copy of the Notification of Optional & Public Holidays 2018.