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Nepal Extends Maghe Sankranti Public Holiday Nationwide

Source: Nepal Mountain News (Kathmandu)
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2009
Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Late on Sunday, Nepal's Ministry of Culture and State Restructuring announced that this year's Maghe Sankranti public holiday would be observed nationally.

Usually, the observance of the Maghe Sankranti public holiday is limited to Western Nepal. It is not clear, from the aforementioned announcement, if this new nationwide status is permanent, or only for 2009.

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