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A solemn occasion in Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Day, also known as Quaid Day, commemorates the birth anniversary of the founder of Muhammed Ali Jinnah, considered to be the founding father of Pakistan. This significant day is characterized by a collective national reflection on the resolute determination and visionary guidance of Quaid-e-Azam, whose steadfast dedication to freedom and principles played a pivotal role in establishing Pakistan.
Read on as Wego unveils the importance of Quaid-e-Azam Day and how it is celebrated.
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Quaid e Azam Day 2024 date and public holiday
Celebrated annually on 25 December, Quaid-e-Azam Day is observed as a national holiday in Pakistan. For the year 2024, Quaid-e-Azam Day falls on a Wednesday.
Both public and private sectors, including educational institutions such as schools, colleges, and universities, remain closed on this significant day to organise multiple events such as debates, seminars and exhibitions at respective locations.
Significance of Quaid e Azam Day
Commemorating the birth anniversary of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the revered founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Day holds significant importance. Designated as a public holiday in Pakistan, numerous activities unfold throughout the country on this day to honour the life and contributions of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, shaping the present-day landscape of Pakistan.
Moreover, Quaid-e-Azam Day prompts Pakistanis to contemplate Jinnah’s pivotal leadership within the All-India Muslim League and his relentless dedication to attaining the nation’s freedom from British rule in 1947. More than just commemorating a historical personality, this day serves as a reminder of Quaid’s legacy and vows to follow in his footsteps for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
How is Quaid e Azam Day observed?
Primarily observed by the government and the citizens of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Day is celebrated by hoisting the national flag at major architectural structures such as private and public buildings, particularly at the top of Quaid-e-Azam House in Karachi.
Aimed at highlighting the life of Jinnah, the unified ritualistic event, organized at Mazar-e-Quaid, brings together prominent politicians, military commanders, and citizens of the country. The Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force are in charge of taking the necessary security measures for the same.
Quaid-e-Azam Day is observed not only to honour Quaid’s enduring legacy but also to embrace and celebrate Pakistan’s rich culture and heritage. Both public and private sectors, including schools, colleges and universities remain closed to organise multiple events such as debates, seminars and exhibitions at respective locations, allowing for a focus on these activities without engaging in routine office management.