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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.
The extra day public holiday was announced due to the fact that the Newar community is observing Bhaitika on Monday.
Earlier this week (2010-11-02), 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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