Pakistan Day

Pakistan Day Quick Facts - CA

2024 DateMarch 23, 2024
2025 DateMarch 23, 2025

Pakistan Day

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Pakistan Day History

Pakistan Day commemorates the Lahore Resolution passed on March 23, 1940, which laid the foundation for the formation of an independent state for Muslims in British India. The Pakistan Day observance has garnered growing significance for creating awareness about the Pakistani-Canadian community's vital contributions to Canadian society in various fields, forging stronger ties between the two nations, and showcasing the rich and diverse Pakistani culture.

Pakistan Day is observed with various cultural events and gatherings taking place in cities like Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Ottawa. These celebrations include traditional food, songs, dances, and performances that showcase the unique Pakistani heritage. The Pakistani-Canadian community uses the occasion to connect with their roots, educate fellow Canadians about Pakistani history and culture, and promote friendship and solidarity. Pakistan Day is celebrated on March 23rd annually.

Pakistan Day Facts

  • The first capital city of Pakistan post-independence was Karachi. In 1958, the capital was changed to Rawalpindi and later in the 1960s it was changed again to Islamabad. Islamabad was designed with the idea of a new purpose capital city focusing on higher standards of living.
  • It was on this day in 1940 that Muslims of the sub-continent passed the Pakistan Resolution and made the demand for a separate homeland where they could freely lead their lives in accordance with Islamic ideals. Today, we pay tribute to the founding fathers of our nation whose struggles and sacrifices led to the creation of Pakistan. - President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi, Pakistan Day 2023
  • Pakistani citizens who immigrate to Canada may need to understand both the Pakistani and Canadian constitutions when dealing with issues of citizenship and residency.
  • According to the 2021 Census of Population from Statistics Canada, there are about 303,000 people who identify as having Pakistani origin.

Pakistan Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Attend festivals or parties with friends and family. This is a celebratory day where national songs are sung and debate competitions are held.
  • Enjoy traditional Pakistani dishes and cuisines like Biryani (layered meat and rice), Paya (goat curry), and Nihari (slow-cooked lamb shank).
  • You can enjoy traditional Pakistani food at various restaurants in cities like Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. These eateries may also offer special menus or discounts to commemorate this important day.
  • Every year, Pakistan's flag is raised at several city halls across Canada, including Ottawa, Toronto, and Mississauga, in honor of the country's national day.

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