Pakistan celebrates a number of national events throughout the year, which hold significant cultural and historical importance for the people of Pakistan. Here are some of the major national events celebrated in Pakistan:
Pakistan Day (March 23): This day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution on March 23, 1940, which called for the creation of a separate Muslim state in South Asia. The day is celebrated with parades, speeches, and cultural events.
Independence Day (August 14): This day marks the end of British colonial rule in South Asia and the creation of Pakistan in 1947. Independence Day is celebrated with flag-raising ceremonies, parades, and cultural events.
Defense Day (September 6): This day commemorates the sacrifices made by the Pakistani military during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. The day is marked with military parades and tributes to fallen soldiers.
Eid-ul-Fitr: This is a major Muslim festival that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The day is celebrated with family gatherings, feasting, and gift-giving.
Eid-ul-Adha: This is another major Muslim festival that commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son. The day is marked with feasting, gift-giving, and the sacrifice of animals.
Pakistan Resolution Day (November 9): This day marks the passing of the Pakistan Resolution in 1940, which called for the creation of a separate Muslim state in South Asia. The day is celebrated with parades, speeches, and cultural events.