Pakistan Day

national holiday in Pakistan, observed on 23 March annually, commemorating the Lahore Resolution

Pakistan Day (Urdu: یوم پاکستان‎, lit. Yaum-e-Pakistan) or Pakistan Resolution Day, also Republic Day, is a national holiday in Pakistan. It is celebrated on 23 March each year. It is the anniversary of the commemoration of the choosing the name "Pakistan" by Choudhary Rahmat Ali.

Pakistan Day
یوم پاکستان
Pakistan Day یوم پاکستان‎
Two JF-17 Thunder fighter jets flown at the Joint Inter-Services parade in Islamabad on 23 March 2007.
Official nameUrdu: یوم پاکستان
lit. Yaum-e-Pakistan[Note 1]
Observed by Pakistan
SignificanceCommemoration of Pakistan Resolution and Constitution
Date23 March
CelebrationsFull Joint Inter-Services military parade, conferring of national decorations
ObservancesPakistan (Diplomatic missions of Pakistan in other countries)


  1. Official name is (Urdu: Urdu: یوم پاکستان‎, lit. Yaum-e-Pakistan) or Pakistan Day in English. The day also commemorates The Pakistan Resolution Day, Republic Day (Urdu: يوم جمهوريه) or as Joint Inter-Services parade. Unofficially, the day is also known as 23 March