Holidays in 2007

Anyone who has ever been involved in scheduling knows the importance of National Holidays, and the troubles (and sometimes blessings) they bring about in our carefully laid out plans if we dont consult a calendar first. Since the govt. has been kind enough to publish a list of holidays this year, i thought i’d share them with everyone here. Just keep them in mind the next time ur planning a meeting or a vacation.

National Holidays
Kashmir Day, Monday February 5;
Pakistan Day, Friday 23 March;
Labour Day, Tuesday, May 1;
Independence Day, Tuesday; August 14,
Iqbal Day, Friday, Nov 9;
Quaid-e-Azam Day/Christmas, Tuesday, December 25.

For Muslims:
Eid-ul-Azha, Monday and Tuesday, January 1 and 2;
Ashura, 9th to 10th Muharram, Saturday & Sunday, January 27 & 28;
Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) (12th Rabi-ul-Awwal 1428), Saturday, March 31;
Eid-ul-Fitr, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, October 11 to 13;
Eid-ul-Azha, Tuesday & Wednesday, Dec 18 & 19, and

(Holidays for other faiths are listed after the jump)

Hindus: Holi on Saturday, March 3; Janam Ashtami on Tuesday, September 4; Durga Puja on Saturday, October 20; Dussehra on Sunday, October 21, and Diwali on Friday, November 9.

Balamikes: Birthday of Guru Balamik Swamiji on Friday, October 26.

Christians: Good Friday on April 6; Easter on Sunday, April 8; Day after Christmas on Wednesday, December 26.

Parsis: Parsis New Year Day (Nauroz) on August 20; Birthday of Khordadsai Lord Zoraster on August 25.

Buddhists: Bhudda Purinama on Wednesday, May 2.

Sikhs: Guru Nanak’s Birthday on Saturday, November 24.

12 Comments so far

  1. Farhan (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 4:38 pm

    Mansoor , thanks for the chuti ka schedule , this year most of the holidays are on weekdays so 15 din kam ka harja ( muslim chuti + national chuti only ) , in some countries when a holiday fall on a weekend , the next working day is a holiday , the same is case with the multinationals operating in Pakistan , now as a developing nation if a holiday falls on a working day can we declare the coming or previous Sunday as a working day .
    Also change the Ashura chuti to 29th – 30th Jan Monday and Tuesday


  2. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 6:49 pm

    Its good for an employee to enjoy 15 days holidays in a year but I was wondering if its good for a developing country like Pak. to have these many holidays ?
    Following is the schedule of holidays for 2007 in US (Developed country).

    New Year’s Day Monday, January 1, 2007
    Memorial Day Monday, May 28, 2007
    Independence Day Wednesday, July 4, 2007
    Labor Day Monday, September 3, 2007
    Thanksgiving Thursday, November 22, 2007
    Christmas Tuesday, December 25, 2007


  3. Poo Poo head (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 6:55 pm

    Lots of long weekends :-)


  4. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 6:55 pm

    Forgot to add atleast 15 days of strikes (In Khi) in a year which makes up 30 days in a year.


  5. Original-Faisal (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 9:52 pm

    @KhiTorPit,

    Your list of holidays in the US has left out some officialy observed holidays.

    Jan. 15 Martin Luther King day
    May 28 Memorial Day
    July 4 Independence Day
    Sep. 3 Labor Day
    Oct. 8 Columbus Day
    Nov. 11 Veterans Day


  6. Original-Faisal (unregistered) on January 12th, 2007 @ 9:55 pm

    My apologies

    You did mention Memorial, Labor and Independence Days.


  7. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on January 13th, 2007 @ 12:18 am

    The holidays which you have mentioned Martin Luther King day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day although its official but many non-govt. organization dont consider them as a holiday.


  8. JayJay (unregistered) on January 13th, 2007 @ 12:31 pm

    @Mansoor: Parsis’ Nauroz is celebrated in April, not in August-


  9. UZi (unregistered) on January 13th, 2007 @ 5:07 pm

    Navroz is celebrated both, in April AND in August.


  10. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on January 15th, 2007 @ 10:44 pm

    See today is 15th of Jan. Martin Luther King day and we are in today :(


  11. mansoor (unregistered) on January 16th, 2007 @ 6:30 pm

    khitorpit: all my sympathies mate :P


  12. wasiq (unregistered) on January 17th, 2007 @ 2:22 am

    @khitorpit……bhajee the only day you should remember is the TAX returns filing day and that is…….LAGEY RAHO MUNNA BHAI !



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