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Diwali/Deepavali 2024 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.

Dipa oil lamps are often lit for Diwali celebrations.


About Diwali/Deepavali

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Diwali/Deepavali Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2005–2025.

Note: A limited number of optional holidays are granted to workers from specific groups, religious denominations, or sects. The holiday should not result in any substantial work disruption.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2005TueNov 1Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2006SatOct 21Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2007FriNov 9Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2008TueOct 28Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2009SatOct 17Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2010FriNov 5Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2011WedOct 26Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2012TueNov 13Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2013SunNov 3Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2014ThuOct 23Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2015WedNov 11Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2016SunOct 30Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2017ThuOct 19Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2018WedNov 7Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2019SunOct 27Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2020SatNov 14Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2021ThuNov 4Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2022MonOct 24Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2023SunNov 12Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2024FriNov 1Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
2025MonOct 20Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday

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