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Public Holidays in Pakistan

February 5Kashmir Solidarity Dayیوم یکجحتی کشمیر Youm-e-Yekjehty-e-KashmirProtest against Indian administration of Jammu and Kashmir.
March 23Pakistan Dayیوم پاکستان Youm-e-PakistanCommemorates the Lahore Resolution, which formally demanded an independent Muslim-majority state to be created out of the British Indian Empire; the republic was also declared on this day in 1956
May 1Labour Day (May Day)یوم مزدور Youm-e-Mazdoor
August 11National Minorities DayCommemorates the contribution of non-Muslim communities of Pakistan, particularly in light of a speech by Muhammad Ali Jinnah given on this day in 1947 [1]
August 14Independence Dayیوم آزادی Youm-e-AzadiMarking Pakistani independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
November 9Iqbal Dayیوم اقبال Youm-e-IqbalBirthday of national poet Muhammad Iqbal
December 25Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam (Great Leader)یوم ولادت قائداعظم Youm-e-Viladat-e-Quaid-e-AzamBirthday of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan
Dates of the (lunar) Islamic calendar
Dhul Hijja 10Eid ul-Adhaعید الاضحٰیMarks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage; sacrifices offered on this day commemorate Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son
Shawwal 1Eid-ul-Fitrعيد الفطرMarks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan
Rabi`-ul-Awwal 12Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabiعيد ميلاد النبیBirthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad
21 RamadanDay of martyrdom of AliYoum-e-Shahdat e AliDeath anniversary of Imam Ali.
Muharram 9&10AshuraعاشوراءMarks the end of the Shia mourning for the martyred Imam Hussein ibn Ali
DateEnglish NameLocal NameRemarks
September 6Defence Dayیوم دفاع Youm-e-DifaCommemorates the official start of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
September 11Death Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnahیومِ وفات قائداعظم Quaid-e-Azam ki Youm-e-Wafaat

Death Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam
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