For the first time, Baba Guru Nanak’s birthday included in Pakistan’s holiday schedule

Other than Muslims, the holidays for Christian, Hindu, Persian, Buddhist, and Sikh festivals have also been included in the holiday schedule.

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  • The birth date of the founder of Sikhism, Baba Guru Nanak has been included in the holiday schedule for the first time.
  • According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, there will be 10 holidays in a year.
  • These holidays include Kashmir Solidarity Day, Pakistan Day, Labor Day, Eid al-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha, Independence Day, Ashura, Eid Milad-ul-Nabi, Quaid-e-Azam Day, Christmas and the second day of Christmas.

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The Government of Pakistan has released a general holiday schedule for 2020. For the first time, the birth of the founder of Sikhism, Baba Guru Nanak, has also been added as an optional holiday.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, there will be 10 holidays in a year. These holidays will be from one day to 3 days.

Holiday Schedule for 2020:

These off days include Kashmir Solidarity Day, Pakistan Day, Labor Day, Eid al-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha, Independence Day, Ashura, Eid Milad-ul-Nabi, Quaid-e-Azam Day, Christmas and the second day of Christmas.

holiday schedule

The declaration also lists the banks’ separate holiday schedule. It states that there will be no public dealings on January 1, April 24 and July 1, but bank employees will be obliged to go to work.

There are also 23 other optional holidays, including minority religious festivals.

holiday schedule

According to the Interior Ministry, Muslim employees will be entitled to have one holiday during the optional holidays. However, the minority employees will be able to leave for three days for their religious festivals. Still, they will be required to take permission from their superiors.

Other than Muslims, the holidays for Christian, Hindu, Persian, Buddhist, and Sikh festivals have also been included in the holiday schedule.


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