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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 2016–2022.

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
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

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.