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
|साल||सप्ताह के दिन||दिनांक||नाम||छुट्टी का प्रकार|
|2019||मंगल||1 जनवरी||New Year’s Day||वैक्लपिक अवकाश|
|2020||बुध||1 जनवरी||New Year’s Day||वैक्लपिक अवकाश|
|2021||शुक्र||1 जनवरी||New Year’s Day||वैक्लपिक अवकाश|
|2022||शनि||1 जनवरी||New Year’s Day||वैक्लपिक अवकाश|
|2023||रवि||1 जनवरी||New Year’s Day||वैक्लपिक अवकाश|
|2024||सोम||1 जनवरी||New Year’s Day||वैक्लपिक अवकाश|
|2025||बुध||1 जनवरी||New Year’s Day||वैक्लपिक अवकाश|
New Year Celebrations in Other Countries
- New Year’s Day in India
- New Year’s Day in Mexico
- New Year’s Day in Canada
- New Year’s Day in the United States
- New Year’s Day in Hong Kong
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