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Diwali/Deepavali in Pakistan

Diwali is also known as Deepavali, Dipavali, Dewali, Deepawali, or the Festival of Lights. It is celebrated in October or November each year. Diwali celebrations can last for about five days.

Is Diwali/Deepavali a Public Holiday?

Diwali/Deepavali is an optional holiday. Employment and holiday laws in Pakistan allow employees to choose a limited number of holidays from a list of optional holidays. Some employees may choose to take the day off on this day, however, most offices and businesses remain open.

Lanterns for the Diwali celebrations.

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About Diwali/Deepavali

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Diwali/Deepavali Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2020.

Note: A limited number of optional holidays are granted to workers. They are denominational and should not result in any work dislocation.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015WedNov 11Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2016SunOct 30Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2017ThuOct 19Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2018WedNov 7Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2019SunOct 27Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2020SatNov 14Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday

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