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Iqbal Day is a national holiday that honors and remembers Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a revolutionary poet and philosopher who suggested the idea of a separate state for Muslims in the subcontinent. Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal was also a great inspiration for the Pakistan Movement. He was the man who dreamt of a separate nation where Muslims could live peacefully, prosper, and ultimately enjoy practicing their religion – with total freedom.

Iqbal Day is a significant day for Muslims in Pakistan. Read further to know more about the celebration of Iqbal Day 2023 in Pakistan.

Iqbal Day 2023 date in Pakistan

Iqbal Day 2023 is organized and celebrated on 9 November every year in all the provinces as a tribute to Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, the Poet of the East. This year, Iqbal Day is expected to be celebrated on Thursday, 9 November 2023 in Pakistan.

Iqbal Day 2023 significance

Iqbal Day is significant in that it commemorates a great contributor to Chaudhary Rahmat Ali’s Two-Nation movement. Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s advocacy for this ideology was one of the primary reasons why the emergence of Pakistan evolved into a reality.

Iqbal Day 2023 holiday

The prime minister has announced a public holiday on November 9th 2023 across the country on the occasion of celebrating Iqbal Day.

Previously, the Pakistani interior ministry dismissed Iqbal Day as a public holiday. The day was an ordinary working day where most businesses, stores, and shops as well as schools, universities and government offices remain open. Now, the people of Pakistan may rejoice as Iqbal Day 2023, has been restored as public holiday once again.

Iqbal Day 2023 celebration

The day is celebrated with special prayers for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan. People would show their respect by visiting the tomb of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal. In addition, special events are organized in educational institutions to recall and relive the history of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s literature, unfolding the wisdom and ideology for the younger generation to learn from.


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