Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Yesterday, a writ petition was filed in Nepal's Supreme Court demanding that a public holiday be declared on the last day of the Nepali month of Chaitra for Bisket Jatra.
Note that, as Bisket Jatra is begins on the last day of the Nepali year, lasts a few days, and is only celebrated in Bhaktapur and a few other districts, it is usually observed as a public holiday on the day of the Nepali New Year (as will be the case in 2010).
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Nepal Sued Over Bisket Jatra Public Holiday" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.