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Holi in Pakistan

Holi (Dolyatra, Doul Jatra, Basanta-Utsav) is the Hindu festival colors that celebrates the triumph of good over evil, good harvest, and fertility. It usually falls in the later part of February or March.

Is Holi a Public Holiday?

Holi 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.

Holi is a time when everyone throws off the gloom of winter and rejoices in the colors and liveliness of spring.

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About Holi

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Holi Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2005–2024.

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
2005SunMar 13HoliOptional Holiday
2006TueMar 14HoliOptional Holiday
2007SatMar 3HoliOptional Holiday
2008FriMar 21HoliOptional Holiday
2010ThuMar 11HoliOptional Holiday
2011SunMar 20HoliOptional Holiday
2012ThuMar 8HoliObservance
2013TueMar 26HoliOptional Holiday
2014SunMar 16HoliOptional Holiday
2015ThuMar 5HoliOptional Holiday
2016ThuMar 24HoliNational holiday, Hinduism
2017MonMar 13HoliNational holiday, Hinduism
2018ThuMar 1HoliOptional Holiday
2019ThuMar 21HoliOptional Holiday
2020MonMar 9HoliOptional Holiday
2021SunMar 28HoliOptional Holiday
2022ThuMar 17HoliOptional Holiday
2023TueMar 7HoliOptional Holiday
2024SunMar 24HoliOptional 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.