Date::Holidays::PAK - Interface to Pakistan national holidays.
The Pakistan Day is a national holiday in Pakistan to commemorate the Lahore Resolution. That was passed on March 23,1940 in Lahore,by the Muslim League under the leadership of the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. This was a demand for a separate independent state for the Muslims of South Asia. It is public holiday therefore all the government offices including banks and educational institutions will remain closed.
Like other parts of the world,Labour Day also celebrated in Pakistan on 1 May. In Urdu this day called as Yom-e-Karegar. Various worker's organizations, associations and federations took out worker's rallies in different parts of the country,demonstrating their solidarity with the workers of the world in the struggle for their rights.
Pakistan's independence day also known as Yom-e-Istiqlal, celebrated on 14 August. Pakistan became an independent country in 1947. It is the national holiday in Pakistan. This day celebrated all over the country with flag raising ceremonies, tributes to the national heroes and fireworks taking place in the capital, Islamabad. The main celebrations takes place in Islamabad, where the President and Prime Minister raise the national flag at the Presidential and Parliament buildings and deliver speeches that are televised live.
Sir Muhammad Iqbal was the poet, philosopher and politician in British India. He was the first person to give out the idea of creation of Pakistan.Being a close associate of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and an active member of the All India Muslim League that later spearheaded the Pakistan Movement, Iqbal is widely regarded as a national hero in Pakistan. The birth anniversary of Muhammad Iqbal on November 9.So this day declared as national holiday and a number of educational institutions organize programme to shed light on the life & achievements of Mr. Iqbal.
Mohammad Ali Jinnah was a 20th century lawyer, politician, statesman and the founder of Pakistan. He is popularly and officially known in Pakistan as Quaid-e-Azam.Jinnah served as leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistans independence on August 14, 1947 and Pakistans first Governor-General from August 15, 1947 until his death on September 11 , 1948. His birthday is a national holiday in Pakistan.
Eid ul-Fitr is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fitr means "to break fast"; and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated after the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal. It is the day when the Muslims thank Allah for having given them the will, the strength and the endurance to observe fast and obey His commandment during the holy month of Ramadan. Its celebrated for two days in a holiday called Eid-ul-Fitr (the Feast of Fast Breaking).
Eid al-Adha means "Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is an important holiday celebrated in Pakistan, to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God. Eid al-Adha is celebrated annually on the 10th and 11th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic calendar.
The Birth Day of Prophet Muhammad celebrated as Milad-un-Nabi or Mawlid,which occurs in Rabi' al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.During this occasion people decorate mosques , their houses and streets with colourful flags, lightings. Special activities including reciting of the Holy Quran, Mehfal-e-Naat and Qawalis are arranged. The women also arrange Milad Mehfils to pay tributes to Holy Prophet Muhammed. Milad an-Nabi is celebrated with very high spirit across Pakistan.
It is commemorated as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 9th and 10th Muharram in the year 61 AH. In Pakistan this is the national holiday.
Celebrated on the 27th Rajab.
+----------+---------------------------------+ | Date | Name | +----------+---------------------------------+ | 23rd Mar | Pakistan Day | | 01st May | Labour day (May Day) | | 14th Aug | Independence Day | | 09th Nov | Birthday of Muhammad Iqbal | | 25th Dec | Birthday of Muhammad Ali Jinnah | +----------+---------------------------------+ Dates following the Lunar Islamic calendar +-----------------+-------------------+ | Date | Name | +-----------------+-------------------+ | 09th Muharram | Ashura Day 1 | | 10th Muharram | Ashura Day 2 | | 12th Rabi-Awwal | Milad-un-Nabi | | 27th Rajab | Shab-e-Miraj | | 01st Shawwal | Eid-ul-Fitr Day 1 | | 02nd Shawwal | Eid-ul-Fitr Day 2 | | 10th Dhul Hijja | Eid ul-Adha Day 1 | | 11th Dhul Hijja | Eid ul-Adha Day 2 | +-----------------+-------------------+
Return Pakistan national holidays.
use strict; use warnings; use Date::Holidays::PAK; my $pak = Date::Holidays::PAK->new(2011); my $holidays = $pak->get_holidays();
Return Pakistan national holidays count.
use strict; use warnings; use Date::Holidays::PAK; my $pak = Date::Holidays::PAK->new(2011); my $count = $pak->get_holidays_count();
Return holidays in human readable format.
use strict; use warnings; use Date::Holidays::PAK; my $pak = Date::Holidays::PAK->new(2011); print $pak->as_string(); # or even simply print $pak;
Mohammad S Anwar,
<mohammad.anwar at yahoo.com>
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
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You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
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The information here is based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Pakistan.
Copyright 2011 Mohammad S Anwar.
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