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Janmashtami in Pakistan

Krishna Janmashtami (Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Astami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanthi, Janmashtami) is one of the most important Hindu festivals that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Hindu month of Bhadrava, which is usually in August or September.

Is Janmashtami a Public Holiday?

Janmashtami 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.

Krishna is the eight incarnation of the god Vishnu.

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About Janmashtami

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Janmashtami Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2021.

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
2015SatSep 5JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2016ThuAug 25JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2017MonAug 14JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2018MonSep 3JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2019SatAug 24JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2020TueAug 11JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2021MonAug 30JanmashtamiOptional Holiday

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