Public and Optional Holidays 2021 Regarding Festivals of Muslims and Minorities

The government of Pakistan, Ministry of Interior has issued a Notification on 10-12-2020 in connection with Public and Optional Holidays 2021 Regarding Festivals of Muslims and Minorities. The details of the same are as under:


Public and Optional Holidays 2021


Public Holidays


Sr. Name of Occasion Days Dates during year 2021
1.Kashmir DayFriday5th February, 2021
2.Pakistan DayTuesday23rd March, 2021
3.Labour DaySaturday,1st May, 2021
4.Eid-ul-Fitr, (1st Shawal 1441 A.H)Friday, Saturday, Sunday14th , 15th and 16th May 2021
5.Eid-ul-Azha, (10th Zil Haj 1442 A.H)Wednesday, Thursday and Friday21st July, 22nd and 23rd July, 2021
6.Independence DaySaturday14th August, 2021
7.Ashura (9th & 10th Moharram 1443 A.H)Wednesday and Thursday18th & 19th August 2021
8.Eid Milad-un-Nabi (12th Rabi-ul-Awwal 1443 A.H)Tuesday19th October, 2021
9.Quaid-e-Azam Day / ChristmasSaturday25th December, 2021
10.Day After ChristmasSunday26th December, 2021 (For Christians only)

Public and Optional Holidays 2021 Regarding Festivals of Muslims and Minorities

The following will be Bank Holidays. However, on these days banks/DFIs/MFBs will remain closed for the public but not for their employees.

Sr.No.Day / Date
1.1st January, 2021 (Friday)
2.14th April, 2021 (Wednesday) corresponding to 1st Ramazan 1442 AH, (Subject to appearance of moon).
3.1st July, 2021 (Thursday)



Optional Holidays


Sr. NoName of Occasion Days Dates during year 2021
1.New Year DayFriday1st January, 2021
2.Basant PunchamiTuesday16th Feb, 2021
3.ShivaratriThursday11th March,2021
4.Shab-e-Meraj (27 Rajab 1442 A.H)Friday12th March,2021
5.HoliSunday & Monday28th or 29th March, 2021
6.DulhandiMonday29th March,2021
7.Shab-e-Barat (15th Shaban 1442 A.H))Monday29th March,2021
8.Good FridayFriday2nd April, 2021
9.Easter / Day After Easter SundaySunday / Monday4th/5th April, 2021
10.BaisakhiWednesday14th April, 2021
11.Eid-e-Rizwam (Bahal’s Community only)Wednesday21st  April, 2021
12.Buddha PurnimaWednesday26th May, 2021
13.Nauroze (Parsi’s New year day)Monday16th August, 2021
14.Brithday of Lord Zoroaster Khordad Sal)Saturday21st August, 2021
15.Janam AshtamiMonday23rd  August, 2021
16.Chehlum (20th Safar 1443 AH)Tuesday28th September, 2021
17.Durga PujaMonday13th September, 2021
18.DussehraWednesday15th September, 2021
19.Giyarvee Shareef (11th Rabi-Us-Sani 1443 AH)Monday18th October, 2021
20.Birthday of Guru Valmik Sawami JiWednesday20th October, 2021
21.DiwaliThursday4th November, 2021
22.Guru Nanak Dev Jee BirthdayThursday18th November, 2021

Optional Holidays 2021


Gazetted Holidays 2021



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