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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 2005–2022.

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
2005FriAug 26JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2006WedAug 16JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2007TueSep 4JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2008SunAug 24JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2009FriAug 14JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2010ThuSep 2JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2011MonAug 22JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2012FriAug 10JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2013WedAug 28JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2014SunAug 17JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2015SatSep 5JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2016ThuAug 25JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2017MonAug 14JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2018MonSep 3JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2019SatAug 24JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2020TueAug 11JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2021MonAug 23JanmashtamiOptional Holiday
2022FriAug 19JanmashtamiOptional Holiday

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