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The month of Muharram is the first in the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year, during which no fighting is permitted. After Ramadan, it is considered the second holiest month. The Day of Ashura falls on the tenth day of Muharram.

Muharram dates in Pakistan

This year, it has been officially confirmed that the 1st Muharram falls on the 19th of July, 2023.

Muharram 2023 public holiday in Pakistan

Last year, the 1st Muharram falls on Sunday, which inevitably rendered all public sectors and institutions to remain closed. However, no announcement has been made about the public holiday for Muharram in Pakistan.

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How is Muharram observed in Pakistan?

The event is one of great solemnity. People pray and spend much of the day in holy locations. They also meet family and friends and exchange conversation and sweets. However, there is no pomp and show as this is a time of mourning and fasting, with many choosing to fast for multiple days around Muharram.

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