Monday, 20 January 2014

Festivals in a year



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
27 Rajab Miraj-un-Nabi Muhammad's 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 in Pakistan

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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