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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 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
2016ThuMar 24HoliNational holiday, Hinduism
2017MonMar 13HoliNational holiday, Hinduism
2018ThuMar 1HoliOptional Holiday
2019ThuMar 21HoliOptional Holiday
2020MonMar 9HoliOptional Holiday
2021SunMar 28HoliOptional Holiday
2022ThuMar 17HoliOptional 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.