This is the list of festivals in Pakistan.

By region

  • Shandur Polo Festival
  • Festivals in Lahore
  • Festivals in Multan
  • Punjabi festivals (Pakistan)


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
14/15 Sha’ban Mid-Sha’ban The night of forgiveness
27 Ramadan Laylat al-Qadr The night when first verses of Quran were received by Muhammad
30/31 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 Eid al-Adha The celebration of Abraham’s sacrifice

Public holidays in Pakistan

  • Public holidays in Pakistan

Festivals in Pakistan

Pakistan Day is a momentous milestone in the history of Pakistan movement. This event is held to mark the anniversary of Pakistan Resolution passed by the Muslims of South Asia on 23 March 1940 at Minto Park (now Iqbal Park), Lahore. The resolution was presented by A. K. Fazlul Huq. The nation commemorates this day with great zeal and enthusiasm, to honor the most outstanding achievement of the Muslims of South Asia who passed the historic Pakistan Resolution resulting in the creation of Pakistan under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah; a homeland where they could live in peace, harmony and in accordance with the tenets of Islam.

  • Chaand Raat
  • Iqbal Day
  • Quaid-e-Azam Day
  • Pakistan Flower Show
  • Yom-e Bab ul-Islam
  • Valentine’s Day in Pakistan

Literary festivals in Pakistan

  • Islamabad Literature Festival
  • Karachi Literature Festival
  • Lahore Literary Festival

Film festivals in Pakistan

  • Cinéaste One Student Film Festival
  • Indus Telefilm Festival
  • Kara Film Festival

Music festivals in Pakistan

  • All Pakistan Music Conference
  • Dosti Music Project

Local events

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 Celebrated to commemorate the day when Pakistan gained Independence in 1947
6 September Defence Day Celebrated in memory of those who died 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 Navy 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


  • Mela Chiraghan, this fair is famous in Pakistan.
  • Kalam summer festival