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Durga Puja in Pakistan

Is Durga Puja a Public Holiday?

Durga Puja 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.

Durga Puja 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
2016SatOct 1Durga PujaOptional Holiday
2017ThuSep 21Durga PujaOptional Holiday
2018WedOct 17Durga PujaOptional Holiday
2019SunOct 6Durga PujaOptional Holiday
2020FriOct 23Durga PujaOptional Holiday
2021WedOct 13Durga PujaOptional Holiday
2022MonOct 3Durga PujaOptional 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.