New Year’s Day 2023 in Pakistan

New Year’s Day 2023 in Pakistan is celebrated with great joy and fervour by the people who belong to various religious, social and cultural backgrounds. People in Pakistan also do not fail to follow this global trend and hence they observe New Year’s Day on the 1st day of January as per the Gregorian calendar. Pakistanis folks give a grand welcome to the New Year prayers as well as some majestic festivities.

When is New Year’s Day in 2023?


January, 2023


New Year’s Day in Pakistan

Is New Year’s Day a Public Holiday in Pakistan?

New Year’s Day is a public holiday for the general population according to Holidays 2023. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.

How is New Year’s celebrated in Pakistan?

New Year celebrations in Pakistan in January are carried out quite vividly. Pakistan is definitely a diverse country, not only culturally but also geographically. Hence, on the occasion of New Year’s day, prayers,community congregations, private parties all of these are seen taking place all over the country. According to the beliefs of the people( (whether they are religious, cultural or social), people celebrate New Year’s Day and also the New Year’s eve, which actually takes place a day before the New Year’s day.

For those who do not know, Pakistan is an Islamic country and people also follow the Islmaic calendar in along with the Gregorian calendar. Therefore, the Islamic New Year is also celebrated in Pakistan, which falls on a completely different date from the New Year’s Day in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. The Islamic New year is mostly about prayers along with some zesty celebrations. The Gregorian New Year is celebrated slightly differently.

As it has been mentioned, New Year parties, cultural shows, pop parties and festivals have become popular because of the incipience of global warming in Pakistan. Some governmental dinners are also organised. Fireworks and pyrotechnics remain some of the special highlights of New Year’s Day in Pakistan. Various television and cinema stars make it to the TV and radio channels to wish the common people a very happy New Year’s Day in Pakistan.

New Year’s Day Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2019 Tue 1 January New Year’s Day Optional Holiday
2020 Wed 1 January New Year’s Day Optional Holiday
2021 Fri 1 January New Year’s Day Optional Holiday
2022 Sat 1 January New Year’s Day Optional Holiday
2023 Sun 1 January New Year’s Day Optional Holiday
2024 Mon 1 January New Year’s Day Optional Holiday
2025 Wed 1 January New Year’s Day Optional Holiday

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Quick Facts

This year: Sun, 1 January 2023
Next year: Mon, 1 January 2024
Last year: Sat, 1 January 2022
Type: Optional Holiday