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Government of Pakistan Announces Official Public Holidays for 2024: Key Dates Revealed

In a recent notification issued by the Cabinet Division on Wednesday, the Government of Pakistan has officially unveiled the public holidays for the upcoming year 2024. The list encompasses a diverse array of festivals and events significant to both Muslims and minorities across the nation.

Pakistan Public Holidays Calendar 2024:

The 2024 public holiday calendar features a total of 11 days, each representing a momentous occasion in Pakistan's rich cultural and religious tapestry. Here are some key dates:

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Kashmir Day - February 5:

A day dedicated to highlighting and expressing solidarity with the people of Kashmir, underlining the historical and political importance of the region.

Pakistan Day - March 23:

Commemorating the Lahore Resolution passed on this day in 1940, which laid the foundation for the creation of an independent Muslim state, Pakistan.

Independence Day - August 14:

Celebrating Pakistan's independence from British rule in 1947, marking the birth of the nation.

Eid-ul-Fitr - April 10, 11, and 12:

Marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, Eid-ul-Fitr is a joyous occasion for Muslims to come together, express gratitude, and share the blessings of the season.

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Eid-ul-Azha - June 17, 18, and 19:

Known as the "Festival of Sacrifice," Eid-ul-Azha honors the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. It is a time for communal prayers, feasts, and the ritual sacrifice of animals.

Ashura (9th and 10th Muharram) - July 16 and 17:

Commemorating significant events in Islamic history, Ashura holds deep spiritual significance, particularly for Shia Muslims. It is a time of mourning, reflection, and community gatherings.

These religious celebrations not only provide moments for spiritual reflection but also serve as occasions for communities to come together in joy and unity. The diverse populace of Pakistan comes together during these festivities, sharing in the traditions that contribute to the rich cultural fabric of the nation.

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob is a senior anchor, and an investigative journalist with an impressive 37 years of experience. Zubair's journalistic journey has been marked by a relentless pursuit of truth and a commitment to delivering impactful stories.Zubair's expertise extends beyond borders, reaching as far as Malaysia, where he has left an indelible mark on the international journalism landscape. His global perspective and keen analytical skills have allowed him to navigate diverse cultural landscapes, bringing a unique and enriching perspective to his reporting.Whether he's in the studio or on the field, Zubair continues to be a driving force in the world of journalism, bridging gaps, fostering understanding, and unraveling the stories that matter most. As the Headline PK Author, Zubair remains at the forefront of news, guiding audiences through the complexities of our ever-evolving world.
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