Iqbal Day, also known as “Yaum-e-Iqbal,” is a national holiday in Pakistan, celebrated annually on November 9th to mark the birthday of Allama Iqbal, a philosopher, poet, and politician who is considered one of the most important figures in Pakistani history.
Allama Muhammad Iqbal was a major thinker and political leader who played a key role in the creation of Pakistan. He was an advocate for the rights of Muslims in British India and a vocal supporter of the idea of a separate Muslim state. His poetry and philosophy continue to be an important source of inspiration for many people in Pakistan, particularly in his emphasis on self-awareness and self-actualization.
On Iqbal Day, various events are held across the country to commemorate Iqbal’s life and work. This includes academic seminars, conferences, poetry recitation sessions, and competitions related to the Iqbal’s works and poetry. Schools, colleges, and universities also hold special events to mark the occasion, including speeches, debates, and quizzes.
Additionally, many political and religious leaders also deliver speeches to commemorate Iqbal’s contributions to Pakistan’s history, culture and intellectual heritage. While, Government buildings and other key landmarks in the country are also decorated with national flags, and lights to mark the occasion.