Public Holidays

Dec 06 - 08 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramandan).
Dec 25
Quaid-e-Azamís Birthday.
Feb 12 2003
Eid ul-Azha (Feast of the Sacrifice).
Mar 14
Ashoura.
Mar 23
Pakistan Day.
May 14
Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet).
Aug 14
Independence Day.
Nov 09
Allama Muhammad Iqbal Day.
Nov 26 - 28
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramandan).
Dec 25
Quaid-e-Azamís Birthday.
Feb 02 2004
Eid ul-Azha (Feast of the Sacrifice).
Mar 02
Ashoura.
Mar 23
Pakistan Day.
May 02
Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet).
Aug 14
Independence Day.
Nov 09
Allama Muhammad Iqbal Day.
Nov 14 - 16
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramandan).
Dec 25
Quaid-e-Azamís Birthday.


Note : (a) Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Most restaurants are closed during the day and there is a restriction on smoking and drinking in public places. Eid al-Fitr and Eid ul-Azha may last from two to four days, depending on the region. For more information, see the World of Islam appendix. (b) Christian holidays are observed by the Christian community only.

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