Source:National News Agency Nepal Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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).
For its part, the president of the Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) urged the government to declare May 29 as the International Mount Everest Day.
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