Here is all About Pakistan Day in Pakistan in 2022.
When is Pakistan Day?
Pakistan Day is a public holiday celebrated annually on March 23 in Pakistan.
Pakistan Resolution Day commemorates the 1940 ‘Lahore Resolution, also known as the ‘Pakistan Resolution’ which ultimately led to the creation of Pakistan.
The day is observed as a public holiday in all federal and provincial government offices, banks, and private sectors.
History of Pakistan Day
On March 23, 1940, the Lahore Resolution was passed which rejected the concept of a United India and proposed the creation of an independent state for Muslims, although it did not actually mention Pakistan at all.
The resolution paved the way for the creation of Pakistan on August 14, 1947, when Pakistan became the world’s first Islamic republic. August 14 is celebrated as a holiday – Independence Day.
To mark the resolution, the Minar-e-Pakistan (pictured above) was built during the 1960s on the site in Iqbal Park where the All India Muslim League passed the Lahore Resolution.
How is Pakistan Day celebrated?
The holiday is celebrated with early morning military and civilian parades in Islamabad with gun salutes in Islamabad and provincial capitals.
The national flag flies from all government buildings and departments. Several buildings, including Lahore Railway Station, WAPDA House and the Provincial Assembly Building, are decorated with lights and colorful bunting to mark the national day.
During the day, the President confers national awards and Presidency medals. Wreaths are also placed at the mausoleums of Muhammad Iqbal in Lahore and Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi.
The Pakistan Armed Forces usually hold a military parade to celebrate the day. Contingents from the Pakistan Army, Navy, and Air Force take part in the parade. It is overseen by the President of Pakistan and the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
The Pakistan Day Parade, also known as the National Day Joint Services Parade, is a reflection of the drive for peace while showcasing military might. From a display of military might, the armed forces parade has turned out to be an event that unites the nation. The parade reflects the determination of the nation on the one hand while giving a message of unity and cohesion on the other. Thousands of soldiers march in synchronized steps to give a message of discipline, unity, and pride.
Government offices, banks, post offices, educational institutions, and businesses will be closed.
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|Dates of Pakistan Day in Pakistan|
|2023 Thu, Mar 23 National Holiday2022 Wed, Mar 23 National Holiday2021 Tue, Mar 23 National Holiday2020 Mon, Mar 23 National Holiday2019 Sat, Mar 23 National Holiday|
|Commemorates the Lahore Resolution of 1940, also known as the ‘Pakistan Resolution’|