Notification of Optional and Public Holidays 2020 by Ministry of Interior

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 Occasion Days Dates during year 2020
1 Kashmir Day Wednesday 5th February, 2020
2 Pakistan Day Monday 23rd March 2020
3 Labour Day Friday 1st May 2020
4 Eid-ul-Fitr (1st Shawal 1441A.H) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 25th,26th and 27th May 2020
5 Eid-ul-Azha (10st  Ail Haj 1441A.H) Friday, Saturday and Sunday 31st July,1st and 2nd August 2020
6 Independence Friday 14th August 2020
7 Ashura (9th and 10th Moharram 1442 A.H) Saturday and Sunday 29th and 30th august
8 Eid Milad-un-Nabi (12th Rabi-ul-Awal 1442 A.H) Friday 30th October 2020
9 Quaid-e-Azam Day/ Christmas Friday 25th December 2020
10 Day after Christmas Saturday 26th 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
1 1st January, 2020 (Wednesday)
2 24th April,2020 (Friday) corresponding to 1st Ramazan 1441AH (subject to appearance of moon)
3 1st 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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