PUBLIC AND OPTIONAL HOLIDAYS FOR THE YEAR 2012


No. 2/6/2001-Public Government of Pakistan Ministry of Interior
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CIRCULAR
Islamabad, the 10th January 2012

Subject: PUBLIC AND OPTIONAL HOLIDAYS FOR THE YEAR 2012

As per previous practice, in consultation with Metrological Department, Karachi for expected dates of appearance of moon during the year 2012 and Ministry of Minorities for dates for festivals of minorities, following Public and Optional holidays for the calendar year 2012 have been prepared: –
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Sr. Name of Occasion Days Dates during year 2012

1* Eid Milad-un-Nabi
(12 Rabi-ul-Awal 1433 A.H)
Saturday 4th February 2012
2 Kashmir Day Sunday 5th February 2012
3 Pakistan Day Friday 23rd March 2012
4 Labor Day Tuesday 1st May 2012
5 Independence Day Tuesday 14th August 2012
6* Eid-ul-Fitr
(10th Zil Haj 1433 A.H)

7* Eid-ul-Azha
(10th Zil Haj 1433 A.H)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Saturday
& Sunday
20th, 21st & 22nd
August 2012

27th & 28th October 2012
8 Iqbal Day Friday 9th November 2012
9* Ashura
(9th & 10th Moharrum 1433 A.H)
Monday
& Tuesday
26th & 27th
November 2012
10 Quaid-e-Azam Day/Christmas Tuesday 25th December 2012
11 Day after Christmas Wednesday 26th December 2012 (For Christian only)

2. the following will be Bank holidays. However, on these days the Banks will remain closed for public but NOT for their employees:-

iv) 2nd January 2012 (Monday)
v) 2nd July 2012 (Monday)
vi) 21st July 2012 (Saturday) corresponding to 1st Ramzan 1433 (subject to appearance of moon).

* NOTE
Holidays for Muslim Festivals are subject to appearance of moon for which a separate Notification will be issued.
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OPTIONAL HOLIDAYS
Sr. Name of Occasion Days Dates during year 2012
1 New Year Day Sunday 1st January 2012
2* Chelum (20 Safar 1433 A.H) Sunday 15th January 2012
3 Basant Punchami Saturday 28th January 2012
4 Shivaratri Monday 20th February 2012
5* Giarhwin Sharief (11 Rabi-us-Sani 1433 A.H) Monday 5th March 2012
6 Holi Wednesday 7th March 2012
7 Dulhandi Thursday 8th March 2012
8 Baisakhi Saturday 14th April 2012
9 Good Friday Friday 6th April 2012
10 Easter Sunday 8th April 2012
11 Eid-e-Rizwan (Bahai;s Community only) Saturday 21st April 2012
12 Buddha Purnima Sunday 6th May 2012
13* Shab-e-Meraj (27 Rajab 1433 A.H) Tuesday 19th June 2012
14* Shab-e-Barat (15 Shaban 1433 A.H) Friday 6th July 2012
15 Janam Ashtami Friday 10th August 2012
16 Nauroze (Parsi’s New Year Day) Saturday 18th August 2012
17 Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal) Thursday 23rd August 2012
18 Durga Pooja Tuesday 16th October 2012
19 Dussehra Wednesday 24th October 2012
20 Birthday of Guru Valmik Sawami Ji Monday 29th October 2012
21 Diwali Tuesday 13th November 2012
22 Guru Nanak’s Birthday Wednesday 28th November 2012

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