Complete List of Holidays 2023 With 5 Long Weekends

The federal government has recently released the complete list of all public and optional holidays that will be observed across the country for the year 2023.

According to the official notification issued by the Cabinet Division, there will be a total of 16 public holidays in 2023, the first of which will be Kashmir Day which will be celebrated on February 5.

With 5 holidays falling on a Friday or Monday, there will be plenty of long weekends for the public to enjoy.

Sr. No.Name of OccasionDay(s)Date(s)
1Kashmir DaySunday5 February
2Pakistan DayThursday23 March
3Eid-ul-FitrSaturday, Sunday, Monday22, 23, 24 April
4Labour DayMonday1 May
5Eid-ul-AzhaThursday, Friday, Saturday29, 30 June and 1 July
6Ashura (9 and 10 Mohrram)Thursday, Friday27, 28 July
7Independence DayMonday14 August
8Eid Milad-un-NabiThursday28 September
9Allama Iqbal DayThursday9 November
10Quaid-e-Azam Day/ChristmasMonday25 December
11Day after Christmas (only for Christian community)Tuesday26 December

The following will be bank holidays. However, these days, Banks, DFIs, MFBs will be closed for public but not for their employees.

1Monday2 January
2Wednesday22 March (corresponding to 1st Ramazan for deduction of Zakat)
3Monday3 July

On the other hand, there will be a total of 21 optional holidays. Let’s take a look at them.

Sr. No.OccasionDay(s)Date(s)
1New Year DaySunday1 January
2Basant PunchamiThursday26 January
3ShivaratriSaturday18 February
4Shab-e-MerajSaturday18 February
5HoliMonday6 March
6DulhandiTuesday7 March
7Shab-e-BaratWednesday8 March
8Good FridayFriday7 April
9Day after Easter SundayMonday10 April
10BaisakhiFriday14 April
11Eid-e-RizwanFriday21 April
12Buddha PurnimaFriday7 July
13NaurozeWednesday16 August
14Khordad SalMonday21 August
15ChehlumWednesday6 September
16Janam AshtamiThursday7 September
17Durga PujaMonday23 October
18DussehraTuesday24 October
19Giyarvee ShareefFriday27 October
20Birthday of Guru Valmik Sawami JiSaturday28 October
21DiwaliSunday12 November
22Birthday of Guru NanakMonday27 November

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