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List of Festivals in Pakistan

List of Festivals in Pakistan

Islamic

 Day  Month  Festival
 1  Muharram  New Islamic Year  First day of the Islamic calendar
 12  Rabi’ al-awwal  Eid-e-Milād-un-Nabī  Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
 27  Rajab  Miraj-un-Nabi  Muhammad’s (PBUH) night journey
 27  Ramadan  Laylat al-Qadr  The night when first verses of Quran were received by Muhammad
 29/30  Ramadan  Chaand Raat  The last night of Ramadan celebrated on 29th or 30th depending on when the new moon is sighted
 1  Shawal  Eid ul Fitr  The celebration at the end of the fasting month (Ramadan)
 10  Dhu al-Hijjah  Aid ul Azha  A festivity, celebrated by sacrificing a Halal animal

Local Events

Day Month Festival
23-26 February Pakistan Flower Show Flower Show at Karachi
February-March Jashn-e-Baharaan The celebrations with the start of Spring season
23 March Pakistan Day Republic Day and to commemorate the Lahore Resolution
28 May Youm-e-Takbir Celebrated in commemoration of the first Nuclear test
14 August Independence Day
6 September Defence Day Celebrated in memory of those who were killed in the Indo-Pak war of 1965
7 September Air Force Day Celebrated to commend the role of Pakistan Air Force in the 1965 war with India
8 September Navy Day Celebrated to commend the role of Pakistan Air Force in the 1965 war with India
9 November Iqbal Day Birthday of Muhammad Iqbal
25 December Quaid-e-Azam Day Birthday of Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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