Saturday, 22 December 2012

Calendar for Year 2013

Holiday List for Pakistan - 2013

           Date         Week   Day        Name
January  24          Thursday            Eid Milad un-Nabi
March - 23 Saturday Pakistan Day
May -    01          Wednesday          Labor Day
August - 08 Thursday            Eid-ul-Fitr
August - 09          Friday                 Eid-ul-Fitr
August - 10          Saturday             Eid-ul-Fitr
August - 14 Wednesday         Independence Day
October - 15 Tuesday Eid ul-Azha Day 1
October - 16       Wednesday         Eid ul-Azha Day 2
November - 09   Saturday             Birthday of Muhammad Iqbal
November - 14   Thursday Ashura
December - 25    Wednesday       Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam          
                                                        Muhammad Ali Jinnah
December - 25    Wednesday        Christmas

Eid Milad an-Nabi

The Birth Day of Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) celebrated as Milad-un-Nabi or Mawlid, which occurs in Rabi' al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar. During this occasion people decorate mosques, their houses and streets with colourful flags, lightings. Special activities including reciting of the Holy Quran, Mehfal-e-Naat and Qawalis are arranged. The women also arrange Milad Mehfils to pay tributes to Holy Prophet Muhammed(peace be upon him). Eid Milad an-Nabi is celebrated with very high spirit across Pakistan. .

Pakistan Day

The Pakistan Day is a national holiday in Pakistan to commemorate the Lahore Resolution. It was passed on March 23, 1940 in Lahore,by the Muslim League under the leadership of the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. This was a demand for a separate independent state for the Muslims of South Asia. It is a public holiday therefore all the government offices including banks and educational institutions will remain closed.

Labor Day

Like other parts of the world, Labour Day is also celebrated in Pakistan on May 1. In Urdu, this day called as Yom-e- Karegar. Various worker's organizations, associations and federations took out worker's rallies in different parts of the country, demonstrating their solidarity with the workers of the world in the struggle for their rights.

Independence Day

Pakistan's independence day is also known as Yom-e-Istiqlal, Celebrated on 14 August. Pakistan became an independent country in 1947. It is a national holiday in Pakistan. This day is celebrated all over the country with flag raising ceremonies, tributes to the national heroes and fireworks taking place in the capital, Islamabad. The main celebrations takes place in Islamabad, where the President and Prime Minister raise the national flag at the Presidential and Parliament buildings and deliver speeches.

Defence Day

Defense Day in Pakistan is celebrated on 6th September every year. This day is celebrated in the memory of people who gave sacrifices of their life for the defense of the country in Pak - India War in 1965. This war started on 6th September. Pakistan celebrates this day, for telling the native of Pakistan that people are brave at the critical time and are proud of offering sacrifices of their lives for the defense of Pakistan. This day starts with special prayers for the peace and prosperity of Pakistan.

Eid-ul-Fitr Day

Eid ul-Fitr is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fitr means "to break fast"; and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated after the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal. It is the day when the Muslims thank Allah for having given them the will, the strength and the endurance to observe fast and obey His commandment during the holy month of Ramadan. It is celebrated for three days holiday called Eid-ul-Fitr (the Feast of Fast Breaking).

Birthday of Muhammad Iqbal

Sir Muhammad Iqbal was the poet, philosopher and politician in British India. He was the first person to give out the idea of creation of Pakistan. Being a close associate of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and an active member of the All India Muslim League that later spearheaded the Pakistan Movement. Iqbal is widely regarded as a national hero in Pakistan.The birth anniversary of Muhammad Iqbal is on November 9. This day is declared as national holiday and a number of educational institutions organize programmes to shed light on the life and achievements of Mr. Iqbal.

Eid ul-Azha Day

Eid al-Adha means "Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid". It is an important holiday celebrated in Pakistan, to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to Allah. Eid al-Adha is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic calendar.


It is commemorated as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH. In Pakistan, this is a national holiday.

Birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Mohammad Ali Jinnah was a 20th century lawyer, politician, statesman and the founder of Pakistan. He is popular and officially known in Pakistan as Quaid-e-Azam. Jinnah served as leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan's independence on August 14, 1947 and Pakistan's first Governor-General from August 15, 1947 until his death on September 11, 1948. His birthday is a national holiday in Pakistan.

Holiday List

   USA     Canada     Mexico

      Date             Week Day             Location Name
January -   01     Tuesday                Mexico          New Year's Day
January -   01     Tuesday USA               New Years Day
January -   01 Tuesday                Canada         New Year's Day
January -   21     Monday USA              Martin Luther
                                                                                 King Day
February - 04    Monday                Mexico          Constitution
February - 18    Monday                USA               Washington's
February - 18 Monday                Canada Family Day
March -     18     Monday Mexico Benito Juárez's
March -     29     Friday                   USA             Good Friday
March -     29     Friday Canada        Good Friday
April -       01      Monday Canada Easter Monday
May -        01 Wednesday Mexico         Labor Day
May -        20 Monday Canada Victoria Day
May -        27 Monday USA Memorial Day
July -         01 Monday                Canada Canada Day
July -         04 Thursday USA             Independence
August -    05 Monday Canada          August Civic
September - 02    Monday               USA               Labor Day
September - 02    Monday               Canada          Labour Day
September - 16 Monday               Mexico          Independence 
October -     14    Monday USA               Columbus Day
October -     14    Monday               Canada Thanksgiving
November - 11 Monday               USA Veterans Day
November - 11     Monday Canada          Remembrance 
November - 18     Monday Mexico Revolution Day
November - 28 Thursday             USA Thanksgiving 
December - 25 Wednesday Mexico          Christmas
December - 25      Wednesday         USA               Christmas Day
December - 25 Wednesday         Canada          Christmas
December - 26      Thursday Canada           Boxing Day













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