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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 on the 15th day of Kartika (October/November) in the Hindu calendar. Diwali celebrations can last for about five days.

Beautiful sky lanterns made of colorful cloth for sale for the Diwali festival in India.
Lanterns for the Diwali celebrations.
Lanterns for the Diwali celebrations.
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About Diwali/Deepavali

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Diwali/Deepavali Observances

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

Holiday currently only shown for years 2005–2017.

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
FriNov 52010Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
WedOct 262011Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
TueNov 132012Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
SunNov 32013Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
ThuOct 232014Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
WedNov 112015Diwali/DeepavaliOptional Holiday
SunOct 302016Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday, Hinduism
ThuOct 192017Diwali/DeepavaliNational holiday, Hinduism

Quick Facts

Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals.

Diwali/Deepavali 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

2018 date to be announced


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

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in October 2017 in Pakistan

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