Notification of Optional and Public Holidays 2020 by Ministry of Interior

Last Updated on December 5, 2019 by Galaxy World

Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Interior has issued Notification on 05-12-2019 in connection with Optional and Public Holidays 2020. The Public and Optional holidays regarding festivals of Muslims and Minorities for the calendar Year 2020 would be as under: Detail is as under:


Detail of Public Holidays 2020



Sr.        Name of OccasionDays Dates during year 2020
1Kashmir DayWednesday5th February, 2020
2Pakistan DayMonday23rd March 2020
3Labour DayFriday1st May 2020
4Eid-ul-Fitr (1st Shawal 1441A.H)Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday25th,26th and 27th May 2020
5Eid-ul-Azha (10st  Ail Haj 1441A.H)Friday, Saturday and Sunday31st July,1st and 2nd August 2020
6IndependenceFriday14th August 2020
7Ashura (9th and 10th Moharram 1442 A.H)Saturday and Sunday29th and 30th august
8Eid Milad-un-Nabi (12th Rabi-ul-Awal 1442 A.H)Friday30th October 2020
9Quaid-e-Azam Day/ ChristmasFriday25th December 2020
10Day after ChristmasSaturday26th December 2020

(For Christians only)

Public Holidays 2020
Public Holidays 2020


From the above chart you can see that most of these gazette holidays 2020 falls on Friday for the Federal Government employees of Pakistan.

  1. The following will be bank holidays. However, on these days the Banks / DFIs /MFBs will remain closed for public but NOT for their employees:
Sr. No       Day/ Date
11st January, 2020 (Wednesday)
224th April,2020 (Friday) corresponding to 1st Ramazan 1441AH (subject to appearance of moon)
31st July, 2020 (Wednesday)


Optional 2020


Optional Holidays 2020
Optional Holidays 2020



Only one optional holiday can be granted to a Muslim Government employee and three for the non-Muslim Government employee in one calendar year.  You can see more details at the copy of the Notification of Optional and Public Holidays 2020. Special thanks to Mr. Zahid Khan & Mr. Zia ur Rehman who sent the copy of this Notification. This year Government announced Holiday on 28th Oct 2019 for Diwali too for the Hindu Community.






Gazetted Holidays 2020
Gazetted Holidays 2020

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