Notification of Optional & Public Holidays 2018

Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Galaxy World

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.


Public Holidays 2018


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