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Holidays & Observances in Pakistan

Pakistan is a country in southern Asia. Once a part of British India it separated from India upon independence to be an entirely Islamic state. Though there are small minorities of other religions in India, Islam is by far the most common, and plays an important part in every aspect of Pakistani life. The country is still developing after the conflicts of independence, but it is doing so rapidly. It is expected to be a world economic leader in the near future. Islamic holidays are the most enthusiastically celebrated holidays in Pakistan and despite years of British rule, western holidays such as New Years are not widely acknowledged.


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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
Holi Holi Religious/Beliefs Hindu
Pakistan Day National Day Public
Eid al-Fitr Eid al-Fitr Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Eid al-Adha Eid al-Adha Religious/Beliefs Islam / Muslim
Raksha Bandhan Raksha Bandhan / Rakhi Religious/Beliefs Hindu
Independence Day Independence Day Public
National Tree Plantation Day of Pakistan Arbor Day / Plant a Tree Day Noteworthy & Common
Pakistan Defense Day Armed Forces Days Popular & Widely Observed