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Nepal Adds 18 New Public Holidays

Source: The Press Trust of India
Posted: Friday, March 7, 2008
Most recent follow-up news item: January 12, 2018

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.

In compensation, the Government announced that 3 days would be cut from the 9-day Dashain festival public holiday, a change that has been discussed regularly, since 2001 (2001-01-13).

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