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Public Holidays in Nepal

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DateHolidayComment
January 1
(Sunday)
New Year's Day
January 9
(Monday)
Christmas holiday (end)
January 15
(Sunday)
Magh SankratiReligious - Hinduism
January 30
(Monday)
Martyrs Day
February 19
(Sunday)
Democracy Day (Rashtriya Prajatantra Divas)
February 20
(Monday)
Maha ShivaratriReligious - Hinduism
February 20
(Monday)
Buddhist New Year - LosarReligious - Buddhism (Theravada)
March 7
(Wednesday)
Regional holidayReligious - Hinduism
March 22
(Thursday)
Regional holiday
March 23
(Friday)
Restoration Day
April 1
(Sunday)
RamanavaniReligious - Hinduism
April 5
(Thursday)
Mahavir JayantiReligious - Jainism
April 13
(Friday)
Nepali New Year
April 14
(Saturday)
Nepali New Year
April 20
(Friday)
spring holiday (beginning)
April 24
(Tuesday)
Restoration Day
May 1
(Tuesday)
Labour Day
May 5
(Saturday)
Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaReligious - Buddhism (Theravada)
May 14
(Monday)
spring holiday (end)
May 29
(Tuesday)
Republic DayNational Day
June 28
(Thursday)
summer holiday (beginning)
August 2
(Thursday)
Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)Religious - Hinduism
August 9
(Thursday)
Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Religious - Hinduism
August 18
(Saturday)
End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Religious - Muslim, Sufi
September 3
(Monday)
summer holiday (end)
September 29
(Saturday)
Regional holidayReligious - Hinduism
October 16
(Tuesday)
Ghatasthapana
October 21
(Sunday)
Durga Puja (Saptami)Religious - Hinduism
October 22
(Monday)
Durga Puja (Astami) - MahastamiReligious - Hinduism
October 23
(Tuesday)
Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)Religious - Hinduism
October 24
(Wednesday)
Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Religious - Hinduism
October 27
(Saturday)
optional holidayReligious - Muslim, Sufi
November 13
(Tuesday)
Lakhshmi Puja
November 14
(Wednesday)
Gobardhan Puja
November 15
(Thursday)
Bhai Teeka/Panchak YamaReligious - Hinduism
November 19
(Monday)
ChhathReligious - Hinduism
November 28
(Wednesday)
optional holidayReligious - Sikhism
December 21
(Friday)
Christmas holiday (beginning)
December 25
(Tuesday)
Christmas DayReligious - Catholic or protestant




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