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Dussehra in Pakistan

Is Dussehra a Public Holiday?

Dussehra 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.

Dussehra Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2006–2022.

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
2006MonOct 2DussehraOptional Holiday
2007SunOct 21DussehraOptional Holiday
2008ThuOct 9DussehraOptional Holiday
2010SunOct 17DussehraOptional Holiday
2011ThuOct 6DussehraOptional Holiday
2012WedOct 24DussehraOptional Holiday
2013MonOct 14DussehraOptional Holiday
2014FriOct 3DussehraOptional Holiday
2015ThuOct 22DussehraOptional Holiday
2016TueOct 11DussehraOptional Holiday
2017SatSep 30DussehraOptional Holiday
2018FriOct 19DussehraOptional Holiday
2019TueOct 8DussehraOptional Holiday
2020SunOct 25DussehraOptional Holiday
2021FriOct 15DussehraOptional Holiday
2022WedOct 5DussehraOptional 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.