Pakistan has officially declared public holidays to celebrate Eid ul Adha in 2023

An official announcement has been made regarding the public holidays for Eid al-Adha. The government has issued notifications for three days off.

According to the notification issued by the federal government, Eid al-Adha will be observed as a public holiday from June 29th to July 1st. The confirmation of the sighting of the Zilhajj moon on Monday indicates that Eid al-Adha will be celebrated nationwide on June 29th.

It is important to note that government employees will resume work on Monday, July 3rd, after enjoying a four-day break, including Sunday.

Furthermore, this year’s Hajj pilgrimage will take place on June 27th. Over 1.7 million Muslims, including more than 300,000 from Pakistan, will fulfill their Hajj obligation, coming from different parts of the world. The public holidays for Eid ul Adha were approved by the Prime Minister based on the Cabinet Division’s Circular No. 10-02/2022-Min-II dated December 23, 2022. For offices following a five-day working week, the holidays will be observed on June 29th and 30th, 2023 (Thursday and Friday). For offices operating on a six-day working week, the holidays will be from June 29th to July 1st, 2023 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday).

The announcement of Eid ul Adha on June 29th was made by the Chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Moulana Abdul Khabir Azad, on Monday evening, confirming the sighting of the Crescent of Zil Hajj 1444 AH.

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