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National Holidays in Pakistan in 2023

Saturday 01 January 2023 Bank Holidays in Pakistan

01st January 2023 Bank Holidays in Pakistan for all the private and government banks are closed in this day because it was closing the last six months turnover by the order of the state bank of Pakistan also closed for a public of this day but all the employees are working and remained in the banks.

01-01-2023 Bank Holidays in Pakistan

In this duration of the day, all of us are closing the whole bank drafts, remittances, cheques, deposits, and payments schedule to provide to the customers within due dates that were promised to the businessmen and local or VIP persons.

Pakistan State Bank is closed on 01/01/2023 because it was under the jurisdiction all the bank branches all over the country is remaining closed for the public and citizens but individually it was properly continuous worked to fulfill the calculation of the 06 months (180) days period of time in which the entire transactions are being to interbank transfer and other.

The employees of the banks are seen all one by one face to face and verified him then it was obtaining the profit and loss in the duration of that day. The manager of the bank is crossed checked the big transactions are holding in the last few days. So in the last, it was getting out the final result in the shape of the total profit of 01st January to 30th June 2023 and presenting the report to the owner of the bank and state bank.

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That reason Bank Holidays in Pakistan Saturday, January 01, 2023, is held and the whole activities are banned on this date on 1 January Bank Holiday 2023 in Pakistan. We are informed the people can’t go to the bank holiday 01st January 2023 and remained in houses for a further procedure next day 02nd January 2023 banks are opened now.

♥Closed Bank Holidays in Pakistan 1 January 2023♥


The Government of Pakistan Ministry of Interior has issued Notification No. F.No. 10-2/2023-Min-II Islamabad, dated 23rd December 2023. The Public and Optional holidays regarding festivals of Muslims and Minorities for the Calendar Year 2023 would be as under:


Sr.Name of OccasionDaysDates during the year 2023
1Kashmir DaySunday5th February 2023
2Pakistan DayThursday23rd March 2023
3Labour DayMonday01 May 2023
4Eid-ul-Fitr (1st Shawal 1444 A.H)Saturday, Sunday, Monday22, 23 and 24th April 2023
5Eid-ul-Adha (10th ZiHajl 1444 A.H)Thursday. Friday and Saturday29, 30 June 2023, and 01st July 2023
6Independence DayMonday14th August 2023
7Ashura (9th & 10 Mohanam 1445 A.H)Thursday and Friday27th & 28th July 2023
8Eid Milad-un-Nabi (12 Rabi ul  Awwal 1445 A.H)Thursday28th September 2023
9Quaid-e-Azam Day/ ChristmasMonday25th December 2023
10Day after ChristmasTuesday26th December 2023 (For Christians only)
  1. The following will be Bank Holidays. However, on these days the Banks / DFIs /MFBs will remain closed for the public but NOT for their employees:
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  • In the case of Muslim Festivals, the dates of Holidays are based on anticipated dates and are subject to the appearance of the moon for which separate notification will be issued by M/o Interior.

Optional Holidays in Pakistan 2023


Name of OccasionDays

Dates during the year 2023

1New Year DaySunday01 January 2023
2Basant PanchamiThursday26th January 2023
3ShivaratriSaturday18 February 2023
4*Shab-e-Meraj (27 Rajab 1444 A.H]Saturday18 February 2023
5HoliMonday06 March 2023
6DulhandiTuesday07 March 2023
7*Shab-e-Barat (15,h Shaban 1444 A.H)Wednesday08 March 2023
8Good FridayFriday07 April 2023
9Easter/ Day After Easter SundayMonday10 April, 2023
10BaisakhiFriday14 April 2023
11Eid-e-Rizwan (Bahai’s Community only)Friday21st April 2023
12Buddha PurnimaFriday07 July 2023
13Nauroze (Parsi’s New Year Day)Wednesday16th August 2023
14Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal)Monday21 August 2023
15Janam AshtamiThursday07 September 2023
16*Chehlum (20 Safar 1445 AH)Wednesday06 September 2023
17Durga PujaMonday23 October 2023
18DussehraTuesday24 October 2023
19*Giyarvee Shareef (1 l,h Rabi- Us-Sani 1445 AH)Friday27 October 2023
20Birthday of Guru Valmik Swami JiSaturday28 October 2023
21DiwaliSunday12 November 2023
22Guru Nanak Dev Jee BirthdayMonday27 November 2023

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