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Nepal Considering 2-Day Weekends
 
(Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2009)

Source: Xinhua (Kathmandu)

Earlier today, the committee formed to review public holidays recommended that Nepal change over to a five-day week.

Currently, the weekly day of rest in Nepal is Saturday.

In 1995, Sunday had been declared an additional weekly holiday in the courts and later in the public sector. But the change was soon reversed by the King.

The committee, formed last month (14-Jan-2009) "to review and systematize the declaration and duration of public holidays in Nepal", also recommended a 3-day holiday for the public sector for the Dashain festival, and that the government change office hours to 9 a.m.- 5 p.m, except in the winter when the weekly working week would be reduced to 35 hours.

Related links:

Nepal bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (February 2009)
Nepal 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Nepal 2020 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Nepal 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Nepal 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
Nepal 2023 bank holidays and public holidays
 2009-09-25: Nepal Announces Weeklong Dashain Public Holidays
 2009-07-25: Nepal Considering Reduction Of Public Sector Holidays
 2009-01-14: Nepal Committee To Review Official Public Holidays List


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