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Quaid Day: Celebrating Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's 145th Birth Anniversary on December 25

The glorious day of December 25 is all about celebrating Christmas – the birth of Jesus Christ. But the people of Pakistan have got double the reasons to celebrate this holiday. Why? Because December 25 also commemorates the birthday of the Founding Father of Pakistan – Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah!

About Quaid Day

Celebrated annually on December 25, QUAID DAY is a public holiday in Pakistan that commemorates the birthday of Muhammad Ali Jinnah – who was a politician, lawyer, the founder of Pakistan, and the first governor-general of the country.

Also known as Quaid-e-Azam’s Birthday, the day is marked with celebrations like wreath-laying ceremonies at Quaid’s mausoleum in Karachi, flag-hoisting ceremonies, and seminars, speeches, and special programs to honor Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his independence struggle for Pakistan.

Quaid Day
A public holiday in Pakistan that marks the birth anniversary of Muhammad Ali Jinnah – the father of the nation.
When Celebrated: 25th December
Upcoming Date: Saturday, 25 December 
Significance:
Birth Anniversary of Pakistan’s Founding Father
Celebrations:
Change of guard ceremony, tributes, flag hoisting, speeches
Which Birth Anniversary:
145th Birth Anniversary
Where Celebrated: Pakistan
Holiday Type:
Public – National Holiday
Also Called:
Jinnah Day, Quaid e Azam Day, Quaid Birthday

Quaid Day 

Quaid Day falls on Saturday, 25 December. It will mark Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s 145th Birth Anniversary. Is Quaid Day  a public holiday? Yes. As per the notification issued by the Government of Pakistan – schools, offices, and banks will observe a day off.

Quaid Day Celebrations

Quaid Day, observed annually on 25th December, is one of the nation’s most beloved public holidays with every Pakistani coming together to mark the birthday of their country’s founding father. Every Pakistani’s heart beats with a sentiment of utmost love and honor for Muhammad Ali Jinnah – one of the greatest leaders in the modern Muslim history – who made it possible for the Indian Muslims to live independently in a separate homeland, today called Pakistan.

Quaid’s Mausoleum in Karachi

Here’s how Quaid-e-Azam Day is celebrated in Pakistan:

The day dawns with an impressive change of guard ceremony at Quaid’s Mausoleum in Karachi. High-profile government and military officials are present at the time of the ceremony.

People from various walks of life visit Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi to pay homage to the founder of Pakistan and make prayers to Allah to bless Quaid with the highest ranks in Jannah.

A flag hoisting ceremony takes place at Quaid’s residency in Ziarat, the place where Jinnah spent the last days of his life.

Every year, a grand ceremony takes place in connection with Quaid Day. Artists, writers, journalists, and versatile personalities belonging to different segments attend the ceremony. The speakers talk about different aspects of the life, ideology, political services, and struggles of the founder of the nation and pay rich tributes to him. They shed light on how Jinnah won a separate state for Muslims with a political and unarmed struggle.

In separate messages and speeches – the President, Prime Minister, and Army Chief of the country – pay tribute to Quaid shed light on Jinnah’s teachings, and urge people to adhere to his vision.

Several political, social, and academic departments hold Quaid Day ceremonies to mark Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s Birthday in a befitting manner. Cakes are cut and free meals are distributed.

Schools and colleges organize Quaid Day functions, where students present their speeches and essays on Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Awards are presented to the top performers.

Since it’s a day off from school and business activities, many families head out to recreation spots for a picnic.

National television channels broadcast special programs, interviews of Quaid’s relatives, and reports to highlight the life of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his struggles for independent Pakistan.

Quaid Day Sales in Pakistan

Every year on Quaid’s Day, top Pakistani fashion brands and eCommerce stores celebrated Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s birthday by setting up Quaid Day Sales & Promotions. This year in , you can enjoy Quaid Day sales on the following brands:

Celebrate Jinnah’s Birthday with Happy Quaid Day Wishes

Honoring Quaid with Happy Jinnah Day Greetings

Quaid Day Poetry & Shayari

Salam Aye Quaid,
Tare Baad Bhi Guzre Hain Kuch Log,
Magar Teri Khushbu Na Gai Raah_Guzar Se,
Happy Quaid Day.

Millat Ka Pasbaan Hai Mohammad Ali Jinnah,
Millat Hai Jism, Jaan Hai Mohammad Ali Jinnah,
Millat Hui Hai Zinda Phir Uski Pukaar Se,
Taqdeer Ki Azaan Hai Mohammad Ali Jinnah,
Happy Birthday Quaid e Azam.

 

 

Best Inspiring Quotes for Jinnah Day

Happy Quaid Day Whatsapp Status Images

Quaid Day Speech & Essay (300 Words)

December 25th is a day of nationwide significance for Pakistanis since it marks the birth anniversary of the Father of the nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. With his profound vision, indomitable will, intelligence, commitment and courage, Jinnah whom every Pakistani calls Quaid-i-Azam (the great leader), combined the Muslims of the Indian Subcontinent under the Muslim League. Following a very long unarmed struggle under his direction, Pakistan came into being on August 14, 1947.

It was Jinnah’s dream to see Pakistan appear as an independent democratic country, where the legislation could reign supreme, the politicians could work with dedication and honesty for the nation, Muslims can openly practice Islam, all citizens including women would play an essential role in the progression of the nation, human rights could be safeguarded, quick justice to all, poverty and illiteracy will be eradicated, and non-Muslims will be handled with respect and dignity.

Quaid Day is the best opportunity for us to ponder over the teachings laid by Jinnah and get united as one nation by firmly holding to the Jinnah’s principles of unity, faith, and discipline. This public holiday reminds us of the sacrifices made by Jinnah for the creation of Pakistan and how he neglected his own personal care to win a separate homeland for Muslims.

If Quaid had not been there, today Muslims of Pakistan would be living as a minority in Hindu-majority India with a lack of respect, no proper rights, and restrictions on practicing the Islamic faith. Today we live in an independent country, we are free to go to our mosques, we are free to openly practice our religion, we are free to openly eat beef. We are not oppressed by the Hindu ideology, neither we are subject to the ill-treatment as the Muslims living in India are. Therefore, we should be thankful to Jinnah for gifting us with this blessed land.

On this Quaid Day, let’s pledge to invest in this beautiful country with all the more zeal and make Pakistan… the “Pakistan” of Quaid’s dreams.

“Pakistan is a land of great potential resources. But to build it up into a country worthy of the Muslim nation, we shall require every ounce of energy that we possess and I am confident that it will come from all whole-heartedly.” – Quaid-e-Azam

Interesting Facts about Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Quaid Day Dates

Holiday Name Year Date Day Birth Anniversary
Quaid-e-Azam Day 2018 25 December Tuesday 142nd Birth Anniversary
Quaid-e-Azam Day 2019 25 December Wednesday 143rd Birth Anniversary
Quaid-e-Azam Day 2020 25 December Friday 144th Birth Anniversary
Quaid-e-Azam Day 2021 25 December Saturday 145th Birth Anniversary
Quaid-e-Azam Day 2022 25 December Sunday 146th Birth Anniversary
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