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Nepal Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Nepal public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of August 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Nepal public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Nepal public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 15
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  • Nepalese 2019 Gai Jatra Public Holiday August 16

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Ministry of Home Affairs of Nepal has announced that Friday, August 16, 2019, had been declared as the date of this year's Gai Jatra non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, namely the three districts of Kathmandu Federal Capital, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.
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  • Jun
  • 7
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  • Nepalese 2019 Bhoto Jatra Public Holiday June 9

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Ministry of Home Affairs of Nepal has announced that Sunday, June 9, 2019, had been declared as the date of this year's Bhoto Jatra of Rato Machhindranath non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, namely the three districts of Kathmandu Federal Capital, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.
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  • May
  • 30
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  • Nepalese 2019 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Nepal's Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Baskota, has announced that, in a notice published in the Nepalese Gazette, Thursday, June 6, 2019, had been declared as the annual non-working public holiday in Nepal on account of the upcoming annual Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Nepal, on the recommendation of the Muslim Commission.
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  • Mar
  • 15
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  • Nepalese 2019-2020 Public Holidays Gazetted

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that the government of Nepal had gazetted its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S. 2076 (April 2019-April 2020).
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  • Feb
  • 27
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday February 28

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has declared tomorrow, Thursday, February 28, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal, "to pay tribute to those killed in a chopper crash that took place in Pathibhara, Taplejung".
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  • Feb
  • 2
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday May 11

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The provincial government of Nepal's Province No. 3 has announced that Tuesday, February 5, 2019, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Nepal's Province No. 3, on the occasion of Sonam Lhosar.
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2018

  • Sep
  • 17
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  • Nepalese Third Constitution Day Public Holiday September 19

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Nepal's government has announced that Wednesday, September 19, 2018, had been declared a non-working public holiday to celebrate the third anniversary of the promulgation of the constitution of a Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
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  • Aug
  • 21
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  • Nepal Mulls August 30-31 Public Holidays

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that it was considering the declaration of Thursday and Friday, August 30-31, 2018, as non-working public holidays in Nepal on account of the upcoming BIMSTEC Summit.
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  • Jun
  • 14
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  • Nepalese 2018 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Nepal Ministry of Home Affairs has finally announced that, as per a notice published in the Nepal gazette, Friday, June 15, 2018, had been declared as the annual non-working public holiday in Nepal on account of the upcoming annual Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Nepal.
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  • May
  • 11
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  • Nepalese Bhoto Jatra Public Holiday May 13

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Home Ministry of the Government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, May 13, 2018, had been declared as the date of this year's Bhoto Jatra of Rato Machhindranath non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley.
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  • May
  • 4
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday May 11

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The provincial government of Nepal's Province No. 2 has announced that Friday, May 11, 2018, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Nepal's Province No. 2, when Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, visits Janakpur and the Janaki Temple.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday April 30

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Monday, April 30, 2018, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Nepal on account of the upcoming annual Buddha Jayanti non-working public holiday in Nepal (Lord Buddha's 2562nd birth anniversary).
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  • Mar
  • 31
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  • Nepalese 2018-2019 Public Holidays Gazetted

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Nepalese Minister of State for Information and Communications, Gokul Baskota, has announced that the government of Nepal had gazetted its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S. 2075 (April 2018-April 2019), reducing the number of public holidays, including Saturdays, from 104 to 89.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Nepal Could Cancel January 18 Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The District Executive Committee Chairman of the Lamjung Tamang Ghedung Association, Ajay Tamang, has asked the Government of Nepal to cancel the upcoming, January 18, 2018, non-working public holiday of Nepal for the Sonam Lhosar Tamang New Year, as that date had been listed erroneously in the official Nepali Calendar.
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  • Jan
  • 8
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  • Nepalese Prithvi Public Holiday January 11

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - A spokesperson for the Ministry of General Administration of the government of Nepal has announced that the government of Nepal had declared Thursday, January 11, 2018, as a non-working public holidays on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the unifier of modern Nepal, Prithvi Narayan Shah.
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2017

  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Nepal Declares Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal, through its Ministry of Home Affairs, has announced that Friday, December 1, 2017, had been declared as the date of a new (annual?) non-working public holiday across the country "to mark the birth of Muhammad Mustafa Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam".
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  • Oct
  • 26
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  • Nepal Extends 2017 Chhath Public Holidays

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Earlier today, the Home Ministry of the government of Nepal announced that the government of Nepal had declared Friday, October 27, 2017, as a second day of non-working public holidays for this year's Chhath festival public holiday of Nepal.
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  • Oct
  • 17
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  • Nepalese Tihar Public Holidays October 19-21

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - A spokesperson for the Ministry of General Administration of the government of Nepal has announced that the government of Nepal had declared Thursday to Saturday, October 19-21, 2017, as a non-working public holidays for the upcoming annual Tihar public holidays of Nepal.
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  • Sep
  • 11
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  • Nepalese Electoral Public Holiday September 18

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The cabinet of the government of Nepal, through government Spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communication Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has announced that Monday, September 18, 2017, had been declared a non-working public holiday In Nepal on the date of the third phase of local polls.
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  • Sep
  • 6
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday September 7

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal, through the Spokesperson of the Ministry of General Administration, Shivaram Neupane, has declared Thursday, September 7, 2017, as a non-working public sector holiday for civil servants in Nepal.
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Nepalese 2017 Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal, through its Ministry of Home Affairs, has finally announced that Sunday, September 3, 2017, had been declared as the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday across the country on account of the upcoming Baqar-Eid (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of Nepal.
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  • May
  • 23
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  • Nepalese Bhoto Jatra Public Holiday May 25

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Home Ministry of the Government of Nepal has announced that the Machhindranath's chariot having arrived at Jawalakhel, Thursday, May 25, 2017, had been declared as the date of this year's Bhoto Jatra non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley.
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  • Apr
  • 17
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  • Nepal Cancels April 21 Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Face with widespread criticism of its recent decision to declare Monday and Friday, April 17 and 21, 2017, as one-off non-working public holidays in Nepal to mark the departure and return of Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on her first foreign visit to India, the Government of India has canceled the Friday, April 21, 2017, one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal. Nepalese Home Ministry has announced that Nepal's government had declared Monday and Friday, April 17 and 21, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holidays in Nepal to mark the departure and return of Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on her first foreign visit to India.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Nepalese Public Holidays April 17 and 21

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Nepalese Home Ministry has announced that Nepal's government had declared Monday and Friday, April 17 and 21, 2017, as one-off non-working public holidays in Nepal to mark the departure and return of Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on her first foreign visit to India.
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  • Mar
  • 25
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  • Nepalese 2017-2018 Public Holidays Gazetted

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) of the government of Nepal has gazetted its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S. 2074 (April 2017-April 2018), a list which contains 44 public holidays, in addition to Saturdays.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Nepal To Review Official Public Holidays

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Nepal's Minister for Information and Communications, Surendra Karki, has announced that, at today's Nepalese Government Cabinet meeting, the Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs had been tasked with the review of the number of public holidays enjoyed by the government employees on various festivals and other special occasions.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday December 25

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Ramjee Dahal, the press advisor of Nepal's Home Affairs Minister, Bimalendra Nidhi, has announced that the government of Nepal had decided to declare Sunday, December 25, 2016, as a full non-working public holiday in Nepal on account of the annual public holiday for Christmas.
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  • Nov
  • 9
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday November 10

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The spokesperson of Nepal's Home Ministry, Balkrishna Panthi, has announced that the government of Nepal had decided to declare Thursday, November 10, 2016, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal on account of the annual Nepalese holiday of Phalgunanda Jayanti.
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  • Oct
  • 27
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday November 2

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Nepalese government spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communications, Surendra Kumar Karki, has announced that the government of Nepal had decided, at this morning's meeting, to declare Wednesday, November 2, 2016, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal to mark the arrival in Nepal of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, in Nepal for a three-day state visit.
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  • Sep
  • 18
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday September 19

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Nepal's government has announced that Monday, September 19, 2016, had been declared a non-working public holiday to celebrate the first anniversary of the promulgation of the constitution of a Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
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  • Sep
  • 12
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday September 15

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Thursday, September 15, 2016, had once again been declared a non-working public holiday in Nepal's three districts of the Kathmandu Valley, Dhulikhel and Dolakha, on account of the upcoming Indra Jatra annual non-working public holiday of Nepal.
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  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Nepalese 2016 Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal, through its Ministry of Home Affairs, has finally announced that Tuesday, September 13, 2016, had been declared as the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday across the country on account of the upcoming Baqar-Eid (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of Nepal.
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  • Aug
  • 21
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  • Nepal Mulls Gaijatra Public Holiday Extension

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Nepalese lawmakers, speaking at the Legislature-Parliament, have demanded that the current regional Gaijatra non-working public holiday of Nepal, currently only observed in the Kathmandu Valley, be declared as a nationwide non-working public holiday in Nepal, starting in 2017.
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  • Jul
  • 28
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  • Nepalese Bhoto Jatra Public Holiday July 29

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Home Ministry of the Government of Nepal, via its spokesperson, Yadav Prasad Koiralaha, has announced that the Machhindranath's chariot had arrived at Jawalakhel, earlier this week and therefore had declared Friday, July 29, 2016, as the date of this year's Bhoto Jatra non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley.
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  • Jul
  • 6
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  • Nepalese 2016 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Nepal Ministry of Home Affairs has finally announced that, as per a notice published in the Nepal gazette, Thursday, July 7, 2016, had been declared as the annual non-working public holiday in Nepal on account of the upcoming annual Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Nepal.
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  • May
  • 31
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday June 1st

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Home Ministry of the Government of Nepal has announced that the Government of Nepal had decided to declare Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, as a one-off non-working public holidays in Nepal on account of the upcoming "elections for the authorized trade union of the civil servants".
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  • May
  • 16
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  • Nepalese National Day Public Holidays Moved

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal, at its latest cabinet meeting, decided to change the date of the official National Day public holiday in Nepal, from May 28, as recently-announced in the list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S. 2073 (April 2016-April 2017), to the date of the anniversary of the signing of the new constitution last year, on September 20.
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  • Apr
  • 22
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  • Nepalese April 25 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Home Secretary of the Government of Nepal, Narayan Gopal Malego, has issued a communiqué squashing rumours that the Cabinet of the Government of Nepal had decided to declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal on Monday, April 25, 2016, to mark the anniversary of the Gorkha Earthquake that devastated Nepal last year.
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  • Apr
  • 2
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  • Nepalese 2016-2017 Public Holidays Gazetted

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) of the government of Nepal has gazetted its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S. 2073 (April 2016-April 2017), a list which contains 52 public holidays, in addition to Saturdays.
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  • Mar
  • 6
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  • Nepalese Public Holidays March 7-8-9

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Home Ministry of the Government of Nepal has announced that the Cabinet of the Government of Nepal had decided to declare 3 consecutive non-working public holidays in Nepal on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, March 7-8-9, 2016, on account of the upcoming "Shivaratri", "Women's Day" and "Lhosar" annual non-working public holidays of Nepal, respectively.
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  • Mar
  • 5
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  • Nepal Rules-Out Eclipse Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Spokesperson for the Home Ministry of the Government of Nepal, Yadav Koirala, has announced that the Cabinet of the Government of Nepal had decided not to declare a one-off non-working public holiday in Nepal on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, on account of that day's partial solar eclipse which, according to the Nepal Calendar Determination Committee, will be visible in Nepal on Wednesday morning, March 9, 2016.
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  • Feb
  • 9
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday February 10

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Home Minister of the government of Nepal has announced that tomorrow, Wednesday, February 10, 2016, had been declared a nationwide non-working public holiday in Nepal on account of the funeral of former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala.
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  • Jan
  • 13
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  • Nepalese Maghi Public Holiday January 15

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Home Minister of the government of Nepal has announced that Friday, January 15, 2016, had been declared a nationwide non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Maghi or Maghe Sankranti annual non-working public holiday of Nepal.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday December 25

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Friday, December 25, 2015, had been declared a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Christmas Day annual non-working public holiday of Nepal for the calendar year 2015-2016 (BS 2072).
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  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Nepal Adds New Public Holiday For Falgunanda

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Following yesterday's Cabinet meeting, the government of Nepal announced that November 11 would henceforth be an annual non-working public holiday in Nepal to mark birth anniversary of Kirat religious leader Falgunanda Lingden.
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  • Oct
  • 16
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  • Nepalese Public Holidays October 20-24

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Tuesday, October 20, 2015, had once again been declared a non-working public holiday in Nepal on account of the upcoming Fulpati annual non-working public holiday of Nepal, which usually occurs on the seventh day of the Dashain festival, but this year on the eight day, as the current Hindu Lunar month had a leap day earlier this month.
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  • Oct
  • 11
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  • Nepal Public Holidays October 12-13

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Home Ministry of the Government of Nepal, has announced that the chariot procession of Rato Machindranath Raath Jatra, halted by the April 25 earthquake, and resumed on September 21, had reached Jawalakhel and thus the Home Ministry of the Government of Nepal had decided to declare Monday, October 12, 2015, as the belated date of this year's Bhoto Jatra non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Nepal Rules-Out Dashain Public Holidays Extension

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Information Officer at Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers of Nepal, Chiranjibi Poudel, has announced that the Cabinet of the Government of Nepal had decided not to go along with the proposal of the Nepalese Home Minister, Bamdev Gautam, who had suggested, yesterday, to extend the upcoming Dashain Nepalese public holidays, into a 15-day period of non-working public holidays throughout Nepal.
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  • Oct
  • 9
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  • Nepal Mulls 2015 Dashain Public Holidays Extension

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - A spokesperson for the Home Ministry of the Government of Nepal, Laxmi Prasad Dhakal, has announced the Nepalese Home Ministry was tabling a proposal to extend the upcoming Dashain, 5-day, Nepalese public holidays, into a 15-day period of non-working public holidays throughout Nepal, "in view of the ongoing fuel crisis in the country due to the Indian restriction on importing fuel".
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  • Sep
  • 25
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday September 27

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, September 27, 2015, had once again been declared a non-working public holiday in the Kathmandu Valley on account of the upcoming Indra Jatra annual non-working public holiday of Nepal.
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  • Sep
  • 24
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  • Nepalese 2015 Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal, through its Ministry of Home Affairs, has finally announced that Friday, September 25, 2015, had been declared as the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday across the country on account of the upcoming Baqar-Eid (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of Nepal.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Nepalese Public Holidays September 20-21

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Nepal's government has announced that, as per a Cabinet decision, Sunday and Monday, September 20 and 21, 2015, had been declared non-working public holidays to celebrate the passage of Nepal's new constitution.
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  • Jul
  • 17
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  • Nepalese 2015 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays Extended

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Earlier today, Nepal government spokesperson, Minendra Rijal, announced that, as per a Cabinet decision of the same day and a notice published in the Nepal gazette, Sunday, July 19, 2015, had been declared as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming annual Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Nepal.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday April 17

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that tomorrow, Friday, April 17, 2015, had been declared as a one-off national non-working public holiday throughout Nepal on account of that day's final rites for former Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa, five-time Prime Minister, who died last night.
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  • Mar
  • 3
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  • Nepalese 2015-2016 Public Holidays Gazetted

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has gazetted its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S.2072 (April 2015-April 2016).
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday January 15

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Home Minister of the government of Nepal has announced that Thursday, January 15, 2015, had been declared a nationwide non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Maghi or Maghe Sankranti annual non-working public holiday of Nepal.
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2014

  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Nepal Declares 2 SAARC Public Holidays

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Deputy Prime and Home Minister of the government of Nepal, Bamdev Gautam, has announced that Nepal's Home Ministry had approved the declaration of November 26 and 27, 2014, as one-off non-working public holidays in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal on account of the upcoming SAARC summit in Kathmandu.
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  • Oct
  • 29
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  • Nepal Mulls SAARC Public Holidays

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that it was considering the declaration of November 26 and 27, 2014, as one-off non-working public holidays in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal on account of the upcoming SAARC summit in Kathmandu.
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  • Oct
  • 27
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday October 29

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Wednesday, October 29, 2014, had once again been declared a nationwide non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Chhath annual non-working public holiday of Nepal.
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  • Oct
  • 3
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  • Nepalese 2014 Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal, through its Ministry of Home Affairs, has announced that Monday, October 6, 2014, had been declared as the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday across the country on account of the upcoming Bakra Eid/Eid ul Joha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of Nepal.
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday September 2

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Nepal on account of the upcoming annual Gaura Parva festival.
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  • Aug
  • 12
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday August 17

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, August 17, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Nepal on account of the upcoming annual Shree Krishna Janmastami festival.
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  • Aug
  • 10
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday August 11

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Monday, August 11, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Nepal in the Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts on account of the upcoming annual Gai Jatra festival.
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  • Jul
  • 28
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  • Nepalese 2014 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Earlier today, the government of Nepal announced in a notice published in the Nepal gazette, that tomorrow, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming annual Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Nepal.
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  • Jun
  • 20
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  • Nepalese Bhoto Jatra Public Holiday Sunday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that the previously-announced regional public sector holiday on Sunday, June 22, 2014, had been extended into a nationwide non-working public holiday throughout Nepal on account of the upcoming Bhoto Jatra.
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  • Jun
  • 18
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday June 22

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, June 22, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in Nepal in the Kathmandu, Chitwan, Bardiya and Kailali districts on account of the upcoming Constituent Assembly by-elections.
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  • May
  • 11
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday May 14

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Wednesday, May 14, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Nepal on account of the upcoming annual Buddha Jayanti non-working public holiday in Nepal (Lord Buddha's 2558th birth anniversary).
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday May 1st

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Thursday, May 1st, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout the country on account of the upcoming International Workers' Day.
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  • Apr
  • 21
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday April 24

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Thursday, April 24, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout the country on account of the upcoming ninth Loktantra Day.
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  • Apr
  • 13
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  • Nepalese 2071 BS New Year Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Monday, April 13, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Nepal, on account of the 2071 B.S. (Bikram Sambat era) New Year public holiday in Nepal.
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  • Mar
  • 28
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday March 30

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, March 30, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in the capital, Kathmandu, and the Valley, on account of the annual Ghode Jatra festival of horses.
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  • Mar
  • 15
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  • Nepalese Public Holidays March 16-17

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, March 16, 2014, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in the capital, Kathmandu, and other parts of the hilly regions, on account of the upcoming annual Holi festival.
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  • Mar
  • 2
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  • Nepalese 2014-2015 Public Holidays Gazetted

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has gazetted its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S.2071 (April 2014-April 2015).
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  • Feb
  • 17
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  • Nepalese Democracy Day 2014 Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Tuesday, February 18, 2014, had been declared a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming 64th National Democracy Day (Rastriya Prajatantra Diwas) annual non-working public holiday of Nepal.
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  • Jan
  • 30
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  • Nepalese Tamang Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that the government of Nepal had once again declared Friday, January 31, 2014, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Sonam Lhosar festival marking the beginning of the Tamang New Year.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday December 25

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Wednesday, December 25, 2013, had been declared a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Christmas Day annual non-working public holiday of Nepal.
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  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday December 17

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, had been declared a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Udhauli festival and Yomari Punhi annual non-working public holiday of Nepal.
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  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Nepal Extends CA Public Holidays

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that the one-off non-working public holidays on account of the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) elections had been extended to 4 days, from November 17 to 20, 2013.
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  • Nov
  • 7
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday November 8

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that tomorrow, Friday, November 8, 2013, had been declared a nationwide non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Chhath annual non-working public holiday of Nepal.
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  • Nov
  • 4
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday November 19

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Tuesday, November 19, 2013, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) elections.
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  • Oct
  • 14
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  • Nepalese 2013 Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Wednesday, October 16, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday across the country on account of the upcoming Bakra Eid/Eid ul Joha (Feast of Sacrifice) annual non-working public holiday of Nepal.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday September 18

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Wednesday, September 18, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal's capital, on account of the upcoming Indra Jatra annual non-working public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Nepalese 2013 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - Earlier today, the government of Nepal announced in a notice published in the Nepal gazette, that tomorrow, Friday, August 9, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
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  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Nepalese Bhoto Jatra Public Holiday June 7

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Friday, June 7, 2013, had once again been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Machchindranath Bhota Jatra festival.
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  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday June 7

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Friday, June 7, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal on account of the upcoming Machhindranath Jatra.
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  • Jun
  • 1
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  • Nepalese National Day Public Holiday Changed

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that, after a recent meeting of the Cabinet, May 28, had been formally chosen as the date of the annual National Day non-working public holiday in Nepal.
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  • May
  • 20
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday May 25

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Saturday, May 25, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday throughout Nepal, on account of the upcoming Budhha Jayanati (Buddha's Birthday).
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Nepalese 2013-2014 Public Holidays Gazetted

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has gazetted the list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S.2070 (April 2013-April 2014).
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  • Apr
  • 8
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday April 10

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Wednesday, April 10, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in the capital, Kathmandu, and the Valley, on account of the upcoming Ghode Jatra festival of horses.
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  • Mar
  • 25
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  • Nepalese Holi Public Holiday March 27

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Wednesday, March 27, 2013, had been declared as another non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Holi festival, but this time for the Tarai region.
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Nepalese Holi Public Holiday March 26

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Tuesday, March 26, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday in the capital, Katmandu, and other parts of the hilly regions, on account of the upcoming Holi festival.
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  • Mar
  • 12
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday Update March 12

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The leadership of the Sherpa community of Nepal have informed the government of Nepal that its announced public holiday for today, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, on account of the Gyalbo Losar Sherpa festival, was a mistake, as the Sherpa community had already celebrated its New Year (Losar) a full month ago.
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  • Mar
  • 11
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday March 12

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Tuesday, March 12, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Gyalbo Losar Sherpa festival.
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  • Mar
  • 8
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday March 10

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, March 10, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Mahashivaratri Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Shiva.
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  • Feb
  • 8
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  • Nepalese Tamang Public Holiday Monday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that the government of Nepal had declared Monday, February 11, 2013, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Sonam Lhosar festival marking the beginning of the Tamang New Year (Year of the Snake).
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2012

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday December 30

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, December 30, 2012, had been declared as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Tamu Lhosar New Year.
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  • Nov
  • 14
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  • Nepal Sambat Public Holiday From 2013

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - Nepalese Prime Minister, Baburam Bhattarai, has announced that Nepal Sambat New Year would be declared an official non-working public holiday throughout Nepal, starting with the Nepal Sambat year 1134 (November 2013).
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  • Oct
  • 18
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  • Nepalese 2012 Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, October 28, 2012, had been declared as a non-working public holiday across the country on account of the upcoming Bakra Eid/Eid ul Joha (Feast of Sacrifice).
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  • Oct
  • 14
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  • Nepalese 2012 Dashain Public Holidays Announced

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced 7 days of non-working public holidays on the occasion of the upcoming 15-day Dashain festival, which begins tomorrow with the Ghatasthapana, the day after tomorrow.
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  • Aug
  • 17
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  • Nepalese 2012 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Monday, August 20, 2012, had been declared as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
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  • Jul
  • 30
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday August 2

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Thursday, August 2, 2012, had been declared as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Janai Purnima festival (also known as Rakshya Bandhan).
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  • Jun
  • 22
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday June 24

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, June 24, 2012, had once again been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Machchindranath Bhota Jatra festival.
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  • Apr
  • 21
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  • Nepal Restores Loktantra Diwas Public Holiday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Monday, April 23, 2012, had been restored as a non-working public holiday throughout Nepal.
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  • Mar
  • 29
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  • Nepalese 2012-2013 Public Holidays Gazetted

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has finally gazetted the list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year 2069 (April 2012-April 2013).
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  • Mar
  • 19
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday March 22

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that the government of Nepal had declared Thursday, March 22, 2012, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Ghode Jatra (festival of horses).
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  • Mar
  • 5
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  • Nepalese Public Holidays March 7-8

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that the government of Nepal had declared Wednesday and Thursday, March 7 and 8, 2012, as a non-working public holidays on account of the upcoming Holi/Fagu festival.
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  • Feb
  • 20
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday February 22

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that the government of Nepal had declared Wednesday, February 22, 2012, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Gyalbo Lhosar festival marking the beginning of the Sherpa New Year 2139.
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  • Feb
  • 8
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  • Nepalese 2012 Public Holidays Expanded

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that it had decided to add a non-working public holiday on the Mahabir Jayanti to the official list of Nepalese public holidays.
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  • Jan
  • 30
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  • Nepalese 2012-2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has released the list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year 2069 (April 2012-April 2013).
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  • Jan
  • 22
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday January 24

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that Tuesday, January 24, 2012, had been declared a non-working public holiday nationwide on account of the upcoming Sonam Lhosar.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday January 15

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that the public holiday for the upcoming Maghe Sankranti would be observed on Sunday, January 15, 2012.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 8
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  • Nepalese Mangsir Public Holiday Saturday

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that the public holiday for the upcoming Mangsir Dhanya Purnima would be observed on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
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  • Nov
  • 6
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  • Nepalese Public Holiday For 2011 Eid al-Adha

    Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu) - In a surprise last-minute move, the government of Nepal has declared Monday, November 7, 2011, as a nationwide non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Eid al-Adha, (aka. Bakr Eid or Feast of Sacrifice).
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  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Nepal Chhath Public Holiday November 1

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has declared Tuesday, November 1, 2011, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Chhath Parva festival.
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  • Oct
  • 24
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  • Nepal Declares 3-Day Public Holidays For Tihar

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has declared 3 days of public holidays, from Wednesday, October 26-28, 2011, on account of the current Tihar festival.
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  • Sep
  • 28
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  • Nepal Public Holidays For Dashain

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has declared a 5-day period of public sector holidays from Monday, October 3, until Friday, October 7, 2011, inclusively, on account of the upcoming Dashain festival.
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  • Sep
  • 8
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  • Nepal Declares Public Holiday For Indra Jatra

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has declared Sunday, September 11, 2011, as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Indra Jatra festival.
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  • Aug
  • 19
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  • Nepal Confirms Gaura Parba Public Holiday Move

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - The Nepalese Government has finally confirmed the change in date of the upcoming Gaura Parba public holiday to Sunday, August 21, 2011.
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  • Aug
  • 12
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  • Nepal Declares Gaijatra Public Holiday Sunday

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - The Nepalese Government has declared Sunday, August 14, 2011, as a regional public holiday in the Kathmandu Valley on account of the upcoming Gaijatra festival.
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  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Nepal Gaura Parba Public Holiday Moving To August 21

    The Himalayan Times (Kanchanpur) - At a meeting of Nepal Astrologers' Council, last night, the council formally asked Nepal's Government to change the date of the public holiday associated with the upcoming Gaura Parba festival, from September 5, 2011, to Sunday, August 21, 2011.
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  • Jun
  • 26
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  • Nepal Declares June 28 Public Holiday

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - The Nepalese Government has declared a one-off public holiday for Tuesday, June 28, 2011, on account of the upcoming Bhoto Jatra festival.
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  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Nepal Declares July 22 Public Holiday

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that the date of the upcoming National Census Day 2011, on Friday, July 22, 2011, would be an official non-working public holiday throughout Nepal.
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  • Apr
  • 1
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  • Nepal Declares Ghodejatra Public Sector Holiday Sunday

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal declared Sunday, April 3, 2011, a public holiday, in the Kathmandu Valley (ie. the Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur districts) and all government offices for the Ghodejatra festival.
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  • Mar
  • 19
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  • Nepal Declares Holi Public Holiday

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - The Nepalese government has declared tomorrow, Sunday, March 20, 2011, as a regional public holiday in the Terai region of Nepal.
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  • Mar
  • 5
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  • Nepal Declares Public Holiday Tomorrow

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - Earlier today, the Nepalese Council of Ministers declared a one-off public holiday for tomorrow, Sunday, March 6, 2011, to mourn the death of former Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, who died last night.
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  • Mar
  • 4
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  • Nepal Extends Gyalpo Loshar Public Holiday Again

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - The Nepalese ruling Rastriya Janshakti Party (RJP), in its weekly meeting of earlier today, decided to once again declare the upcoming Gyalpo Loshar Sherpa New Year as a full nationwide public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Nepal Declares January 14 Public Holiday

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - Sources at Nepal's Home Ministry have announced that Friday, January 14, 2011, would be a one-off public holiday to coincide with the formal beginning of Nepal Tourism Year 2011.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Nepal Considering January 14 Public Holiday

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - Nepal Tourism Board spokesperson, Aditya Baral, has announced that it had formally asked the government of Nepal to declare Friday, January 14, 2011, as a one-off public sector holiday.
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  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Nepal Asked To Restore January 11 Public Holiday

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - The Chairman of Nepal's Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), Kamal Thapa, has written to Nepal's Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, asking the government to restore January 11 as a national public holiday.
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  • Nov
  • 7
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  • Nepal Declares Additional Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Nepal News (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has declared Monday, November 8, 2010, as a one-off public holiday on the occasion of the Bhaitika which falls today, Sunday, November 7, 2010.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Nepal Considering November 8 Public Holiday

    Republica (Kathmandu) - Nepal's Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, has announced that he was considering declaring Monday, November 8, 2010, as a one-off non-working public holiday on the occasion of the upcoming Nepal Sambat festival.
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  • Sep
  • 28
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  • Nepal Sectorial Public Holiday On Thursday

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - Nepalese Minister for Information and Communications, Shankar Pokharel, has announced that the government had decided to grant a public holiday for Madhesi women on the occasion of the upcoming Tijiya festival.
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  • Sep
  • 9
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  • Nepal Declares Eid Public Holiday Tomorrow

    eKantipur (Kathmandu) - The Government of Nepal has declared tomorrow, Friday, September 10, 2010, as the date of the upcoming end of Ramadan public holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 26
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  • Nepal Declares June 27 Bhotojatra Public Holiday

    The Himalayan Times (Lalitpur) - The government of Nepal has declared tomorrow, Sunday, June 27, 2010, a one-off regional public holiday on account of this year's Bhotojatra festival, marking the last day of the festival of Rato Macchindranath.
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  • Mar
  • 23
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  • Nepal Sued Over Bisket Jatra Public Holiday

    MyRepublica (Kathmandu) - Yesterday, a writ petition was filed in Nepal's Supreme Court demanding that a public holiday be declared on the last day of the Nepali month of Chaitra for Bisket Jatra.
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  • Mar
  • 20
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  • Nepal Declares Tomorrow A Public Holiday

    Reuters (Kathmandu) - Following the death, this morning, of Nepal's former prime minister, Girija Prasad Koirala, the government of Nepal has declared tomorrow, Sunday, March 21, 2010, a public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 14
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  • Nepal Declares Ghodejatra Public Sector Holiday

    eKantipur (Kathmandu) - Nepal's Home Ministry has announced that it had decided to declare Monday, March 15, 2010, a one-off public sector holiday in all the government offices, in the Kathmandu Valley, to mark the Ghodejatra festival.
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  • Feb
  • 13
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  • Nepal Extends Sonam Lhosar Public Holiday

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has declared tomorrow, Sunday, February 14, 2010, as a nationwide public holiday on the occasion of the Lhosar festival of the Sherpas, Gurungs and Tibetan communities.
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  • Feb
  • 11
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  • Nepal Rules-Out February 15 and 18 Public Holidays

    Nepal News (Kathmandu) - Nepal's Home Ministry has issued a communique stating that February 15 and 18, 2010, would not be public holidays on the occasion of Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav's impending state visit to India, as custom would normally have had it.
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Nepal Declares Tomorrow Eclipse Public Holiday

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - The Government of Nepal has declared Friday, January 15, 2010, a public holiday on account of that date's expected annular partial solar eclipse.
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Nepal Pressed For 5-day Lhosar Public Holiday

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - The Nepalese government is being pressed by the Tamang community to declare a 5-day public holiday to celebrate "Taak" Lhosar (Tiger New Year 2846).
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2009

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Nepal Declares Tamu Lhosar Public Holiday

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has declared a non-working public holiday for tomorrow, Wednesday, December 30, 2009, on the occasion of the upcoming Tamu Lhosar (the New Year of the Gurung indigenous community).
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  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Nepal Declares Udhauli Public Holiday Today

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - Nepal's Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar, has announced that this year's Udahuli Sakela festival (aka. Mangshir Purnima) would be a nationwide public holiday this year.
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  • Nov
  • 28
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  • Nepal Declares November 29 Bakr Eid Public Holiday

    Nepal News (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has declared Sunday, November 29, 2009, the second day of this year's Bakr Eid Muslim festival, a public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Nepal Sambat Public Holiday Back To The Fore

    Kantipur (Kathmandu) - The president of Nepal's Nhunda Organising Committee, Tirtha Ram Dangol, met Nepal's Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1130 to renew calls for the implementation of Nepal Sambat as a National Sambat.
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  • Sep
  • 25
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  • Nepal Announces Weeklong Dashain Public Holidays

    eKantipur (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced a week-long public sector holiday starting today, Friday, September 25, 2009, to mark this year's Dashain Hindu festival.
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Nepal Announces End of Ramadan Public Holiday

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - Earlier today, Nepal's newly formed Ruel-e-Hilal Committee formed to sight the Shawwal new moon announced that the new moon had been glimpsed at around 6.30 p.m. local time, and based on the sighting, the government of Nepal announced that the upcoming Eid would be celebrated Monday, September 21, 2009.
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  • Jul
  • 25
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  • Nepal Considering Reduction Of Public Sector Holidays

    República (Kathmandu) - Following a report by the Administration Restructuring Commission (ARC), the Government of Nepal is preparing to reduce the number of public holidays currently enjoyed by civil servants, while moving to a 2-day weekend.
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  • Jul
  • 21
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  • Nepal Declares Solar Eclipse Public Holiday

    Nepal News (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal, as per the request of the Panchanga Decision Committee, has declared a public holiday for Wednesday, July 22, 2009, the day on which the longest total solar eclipse of the century takes place.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • Nepal Regional Poll Public Holidays Tomorrow

    Nepal News (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has announced that tomorrow, Friday, April 10, 2009, would be a one-off public holiday in the six vacant constituencies which will hold a CA-by-election on that date.
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  • Mar
  • 25
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  • Nepal Declares March 26 Ghode Jatra Public Holiday

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - At a cabinet meeting, earlier today, the government of Nepal declared tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, 2009, a public holiday, in the Kathmandu Valley (ie. the Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur districts) for the Ghode Jatra festival.
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  • Mar
  • 22
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  • Nepal Adds Republic Day To Public Holidays List

    Nepal News (Kathmandu) - Nepal's Home Ministry is preparing to table a proposal to amend the list of public holidays in 2066 BS to include the Republic Day public holiday, at the next cabinet meeting.
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  • Mar
  • 16
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  • Nepal To Consider Adding More Muslim Public Holidays

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - As part of a six-point deal, designed to end the five-day long agitation of the Muslim community, the government of Nepal agreed to "... positively consider to provide public holidays in the festivals of the Muslims".
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  • Feb
  • 24
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  • Nepal Declares Public Holiday For Gyallo Lhosar

    Republica (Kathmandu) - Late today, Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs announced that the government had declared Wednesday, February 25, 2009, as an official public holiday to mark Gyallo Lhosar.
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  • Feb
  • 5
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  • Nepal Considering 2-Day Weekends

    Xinhua (Kathmandu) - Earlier today, the committee formed to review public holidays recommended that Nepal change over to a five-day week.
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Nepal Committee To Review Official Public Holidays List

    Republica (Kathmandu) - Nepal's Home Secretary, Dr Govind Prasad Kusum, will head a four-member committee to review and systematize the declaration and duration of public holidays in Nepal.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Nepal Extends Maghe Sankranti Public Holiday Nationwide

    Nepal Mountain News (Kathmandu) - Late on Sunday, Nepal's Ministry of Culture and State Restructuring announced that this year's Maghe Sankranti public holiday would be observed nationally.
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2008

  • Oct
  • 28
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  • Nepal Asked To Recognize Sambat New Year As Public Holiday

    The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu) - Madan Krishna Shrestha, president of the Rastriya Bibhuti Sankhadhar Sakhwa Prathisthan organization has called on the Nepalese government to recognize as a full-fledged public holiday, the New Year day of the Nepal Sambat calendar.
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  • Oct
  • 1
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  • Nepal Confirm Official End of Ramadan Public Holiday

    The Himalayan (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has officially declared tomorrow, Wednesday, October 1, 2008, as the first occurrence of Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan) as a public holiday in Nepal.
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  • Jul
  • 23
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  • Nepal July 24 Public Holiday To Celebrate Presidential Election

    Nepal News (Kathmandu) - The Council of Ministers of Nepal decided to celebrate today's historic election of Nepal's first republican President and Vice President, by declaring tomorrow, Thursday, July 24, 2008, a one-off general public holiday.
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  • May
  • 27
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  • Nepal Confirms May 28-30 Public Holiday

    Nepal News - As we had surmised on May 22, the 3 days of May 28-30 have been declared a public holiday to mark the first Constituent Assembly. In addition all schools will also be closed from May 28-30, inclusively.
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  • May
  • 23
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  • Nepal Readies For 3-Day CA Convention Public Holiday

    Telegraph Nepal - The government of Nepal is planning to declare a 3-day public holiday on the occasion of the May 28, upcoming Constituent Assembly Convention, which is expected to formally declare Nepal a federal democratic republic, thus ending 240 years of monarchy.
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  • Apr
  • 2
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  • Nepal Declares April 7-11 CA Polls Public Holiday

    Nepal News - Following a cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister's Office, earlier today, the government has announced five-day public holiday, to run from Monday-Friday, April 7-11, 2008, inclusively, on the occasion of the constituent assembly polls.
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  • Apr
  • 1
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  • Nepal To Declare 4-Day Public Holiday For Upcoming CA Polls

    Nepal News - Nepal's Home Minister, Krishna Prasad Sitaula, has announced that the government is about to announce a four-day public holiday keeping in view the election to the Constituent Assembly (CA) on April 10.
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  • Mar
  • 7
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  • Nepal Adds 18 New Public Holidays

    The Press Trust of India - Nepal's Cabinet announced that it was adding 18 new public holidays. Among those mentioned are: Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Christmas, the Birthday of Guru Nanak, Ubhauli Udhyauli, Goura, both Lhosars (Tamu and Sonam), Siruwa and Maghi.
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  • Jan
  • 16
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  • Nepal Considering Edmund Hilllary Public Holiday

    National News Agency Nepal - Two influential voices in Nepal have recently gone on record, in favor of an Edmund Hillary public holiday in Nepal. The Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation stated that he would also make effort to give one day public holiday for the late Hillary (presumably on the occasion of the January 22, State Funeral).
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Nepal Sets New Date For Constituent Assembly Elections

    Nepal News - The Constituent Assembly Elections have been rescheduled for Thursday, April 10, 2008. As a public holiday was planned on previous election dates, and the 13th and 14th of April are already public holidays, we think that it is quite likely that Nepal will declare a public holiday on April 10, 2008.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Nepal Could Add Non-Hindu National Public Holidays

    Nepal News + The Himalayan Times - Home Minister, Krishna Sitaula, has announced that festivals of indigenous nationalities and of various religious minorities would be made into full national public holidays (currently the festivals of most ethnic and religious minorities only give these minorities the right to a day off, provided that they are civil servants).
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Nepal Government Fails To Observe Eid al-Fitr Public Holiday

    The Hindustan Times/Indo-Asian News Service - The first test of the government's promise to observe Muslim festivals as public holidays was this past week-end on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr, scheduled in Nepal, for Sunday, October 14 (a normal working day, as the weekly day off in Nepal is Saturday).
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  • Oct
  • 7
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  • Nepal Postpones Constituent Assembly Elections And Public Holiday

    BBC World - Elections for Nepal's first constituent assembly, which were scheduled for November 22, 2007, have been postponed after ruling parties and former Maoist rebels failed to break their political deadlock.
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  • Aug
  • 30
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  • Nepal To Add Muslim Public Holidays

    Nepal News - The government of Nepal has agreed that public holidays would be given on Muslim festivals. These new public holidays will most likely be allowances, limited to Muslim civil servants, to be off work on the day of the main Muslim festivals.
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  • Jul
  • 24
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  • Nepal Likely To Declare November 22 Public Holiday

    The Hindustan Times - Inspired by neighboring Bhutan's recent mock elections, it is likely, that Nepal may declare the day of the upcoming Constituent Assembly election, Thursday, November 22, 2007, as a one-off public holiday to achieve maximal voter participation.
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  • Jul
  • 7
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  • Nepal Regional Public Holiday On July 8

    The Rising Nepal - The government of Nepal has decided to declare Sunday, July 8, 2007, a public holiday in Kathmandu Valley, on the occasion of the Bhoto Jatra ceremony.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Nepal Pressured To Declare Muslim Public Holidays

    Reuters India - Two leading Muslim groups have said they would organize street protests if the government does not meet its demand to have more than 10% of the seats of the upcoming assembly set aside for Muslims.
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  • Jun
  • 26
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  • Nepal Public Holiday On July 7 (Unconfirmed Report)

    IRNA - The IRNA has posted a news release to the effect that there will be some sort of public holiday in Nepal on Saturday, July 7, 2007. We have not, however been able to verify this, and remain dubious.
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  • May
  • 31
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  • Nepal Faces June 1 Nationwide Shutdown

    India e-News - An umbrella of nearly 60 communities have called for a countrywide shutdown, tomorrow, on Friday June 1, 2007.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Nepal Weeklong Program Leading To Buddha Jayanti Public Holiday

    The Nepal Rising - This year, Nepal will celebrate the 2551st anniversary of the birth of Lord Gautam Buddha, with a week-long program beginning Thursday, April 26, 2007, and culminating with the public holiday of Buddha Jayanti, on Wednesday, May 2, 2007.
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  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Nepal Declares April 24 Democracy Day Public Holiday

    Nepalnews - Nepal's Prime Minister has declared a public holiday on Tuesday April 24, 2007, to commemorate the Lokantra Day public holiday, the first anniversary of restoration of democracy, when on April 24, 2006, King Gyanendra, bowing to the 19-day agitation transferred powers to the people and reinstated the Parliament.
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  • Apr
  • 10
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  • Nepal Urged To Declare Easter A Public Holiday

    UCAN - Christians in eastern Nepal rallied on Easter Sunday to urge the government, and the soon to be elected constituent assembly (polls on June 20), to designate Easter Sunday as a public holiday.
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  • Mar
  • 16
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  • Nepal Releases List Of Upcoming Public Holidays

    Ministry of Information and Communication - The Nepal government has revised the list of public holidays for the year B.S. 2064.
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  • Mar
  • 8
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  • Nepal Declares March 8 Sectorial Public Holiday

    Nepal human Rights News - The government in Nepal has declared public holiday for women on Thursday March 8, 2007, and various programs are being held to mark the International Women's Day.
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  • Feb
  • 18
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  • Nepal Declares Public Holiday For Sherpa Community

    The Rising Nepal - On the occasion of the Me Mo Phaklo 2134 (Lhosar 2007), Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Pradip Kumar Gyawali, extended best wishes to the Sherpa community, and disclosed a recent decision taken by the Government of Nepal, by which a public holiday would be given to the Sherpa community during their festivals.
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  • Jan
  • 30
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  • Nepal Asked To Declare Public Holidays For Indigenous Nationalities

    Xinhua - Nepal's HINCC is demanding that 52 representatives from the Karnali, rural and mountainous region should get representation in the interim legislature, to appoint one representative each from the indigenous organizations affiliated to the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities, and to declare public holidays on local festival days.
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  • Jan
  • 15
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  • Nepal Declares January 16 Public Holiday

    Kantipur - The government has declared Tuesday, January 16, 2007, a public holiday to mark the promulgation of the Interim Constitution.
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  • Jan
  • 10
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  • Nepal Cancels January 11 Public Holiday

    Nepal News - The government has canceled the National Unity Day celebrations on Poush 27 (January 11).
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2006

  • Dec
  • 28
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  • Nepal CA Elections Scheduled For June 2007

    The Rising Nepal - The government has formally initiated the groundwork for conducting the election to a constituent assembly by mid-June 2007.
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  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Nepal Declares November 22 Public Holiday

    Xinhua News Agency (Kathmandu) - The government declared a public holiday tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22, 2006, to mark the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA), which ended the more than a decade old insurgency in the country.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Nepal Cancels November 9 Public Holiday

    The Himalayan - The cabinet decided not to mark Constitution Day (Sambhidhan Diwash) on November 9, 2006, and scrapped the public holiday that day.
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  • Sep
  • 26
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  • Nepal Declares National Mourning Public Holiday

    Nepalnews (Kathmandu) - The government on Tuesday decided to observe September 27 (Wednesday) as a day of national mourning and public holiday in memory of 24 people that included State Minister Gopal Rai and other prominent national and international personalities who perished in a helicopter crash on Saturday.
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  • Jul
  • 3
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  • Nepal Scraps July 7 Public Holiday

    The Rising Nepal (Kathmandu) - Nepal government today decided not to observe a public holiday or hold the usual elaborate celebrations on King Gyanendra`s birthday this year, weeks after many of his powers were curbed following a massive pro-democracy movement.
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  • May
  • 19
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  • Nepal Declares May 19 Public Holiday

    The Rising Nepal (Kathmandu) - The Government has announced a public holiday on Friday (today) to mark the endorsement of the historic House Proclamation 2063 BS, to dramatically cut King Gyanendra's powers and turn him into a figurehead leader, by the reinstated House of Representatives (HOR).
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  • Mar
  • 16
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  • Nepal Modifies Public Service Holidays

    The Rising Nepal (Kathmandu) - His Majesty's Government has made some changes to the existing provision of public holidays for the civil servants.
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2005

  • Mar
  • 17
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  • Nepal Government Adjusts Official Public Holidays List

    Nepalnews (Kathmandu) - The government of Nepal has made changes in the existing provisions of public holidays for its civil servants, for the coming year 2062 BS which starts in mid-April 2005.
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2002

  • Jun
  • 22
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  • Nepal Declares June 23 and 28 Public Holidays

    Nepalnews (Kathmandu) - Nepal's Home Ministry has announced that the government has declared 2 public holidays to coincide with the dates when King Gyanendra and Queen Komal will be leaving for, and returning from, an upcoming state visit in New Delhi.
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  • Jun
  • 19
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  • Nepal Declares June 20 Public Holiday

    Nepalnews (Kathmandu) - Nepal's Home Ministry has declared tomorrow, Thursday, June 20, 2002, on the occasion of the "sharaddhya" of the late King Birendra and Queen Aishwarya.
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2001

  • Jan
  • 13
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  • Nepal Planning To Cancel Public Holidays

    The Kathmandu Post - The government of Nepal is considering canceling more than a dozen public holidays, as well as reducing the weekend form 2 days to 1 day.
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1999

  • Feb
  • 8
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  • Nepal Declares February 9 Public Holiday

    Radio Nepal - The government of Nepal has announced that Tuesday, February 9, 1999, would be a one-off public holiday to mark the death of His Majesty King Husayn bin Talal of Jordan.
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1998

  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Nepal Declares UN Rights Charter Public Holiday

    Radio Nepal (Kathmandu) - The Royal Government of Nepal has declared Thursday, December 10th, 1998, as a one-off public holiday, to commemorate the 50 years of the promulgation of the UN human rights charter.
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See also: Nepal bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Nepal)