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PUBLIC AND OPTIONAL HOLIDAYS FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2018 PAKISTAN

Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Interior has issued Circular / Notification dated 26-01-2018 regarding Public and Optional Holidays for the Year 2018. The detail of holidays and notification is as under:

The Public, Optional and Festivals of Minorities holidays for the calendar year 2018 would be as under:- 

Public Holidays 2018 

Sr.
Name of Occasion
Days
Date 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, (1* Shawal 1430 AH)
Saturday, Sunday and Monday
16th, 17th & 18th June, 2018
5
Independence Day
Tuesday
14th August 2018
6*
Eil-ul-Azha, (10th Zil Haj 1439 AH)
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
22nd, 23rd & 24th August, 2018
7*
Ashura (9* & 10* Moharrum 1440 AH)
Friday and Saturday
21st & 22nd September, 2018
8*
Eid Milad-un-Nabi (12 Rabi-ul-Awal 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 Christians Only)

The following will be Bank Holidays. However on these days the Banks will remain closed for public but NOT for their employees:- 
                      i)     1st January 2018 (Monday) 
                     ii)     16th May 2018 (Wednesday) corresponding to 1st Ramzan 1439 AH 
                             subject to appearance of moon. 
                    iii)     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. 



Copy of the Notification







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