Golden Peak Tours

Monday, 21st Aug 2017

National Festivals

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Pakistan’s calendar features a great many Muslim religious festivals. Others are in memory of National Heroes or commemorate political events in the nation’s recent history. Muslim festivals are celebrated according to Muslim (Lunar) Calendar and may occur some 10 days earlier each successive Christian Year.

There are several folk festivals held regularly in every part of the country. Exact dates of such festivals are fixed annually by the District Administration of the respective area, at least 01 month in advance. Pakistan’s main festivals are listed below:

Pakistan Day 23 March. Commemorating the anniversary of Pakistan Resolution passed on March 23, 1940. Military parade at provincial capitals and Islamabad.

Independence Day 14 August. Meeting, processions, rallies, decorations and illustrations all over the country.

Defense Day
06 September. Parades and exhibitions of military equipment at Rawalpindi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Karachi. Visits to the war memorials.

Air Force Day 07 September. Display of latest aircraft of Pakistan Air force and air shows at Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta.

Birthday of
Allama Iqbal
09 November. National Poet.

Christmas & Birthday
of Quaid-e-Azam
25 December. Parades and exhibitions at Karachi at Masouleum of Mr. Mohammed Ali Jinnah (Quaid-e-Azam).