Source:The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu)
Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011 Updated: Sunday, August 21, 2016
The Nepalese Government has declared Sunday, August 14, 2011, as a regional public holiday in the Kathmandu Valley on account of the upcoming Gaijatra festival.
The Gaijatra festival is also observed, but not as an official non-working public holiday, in Banepa, Dhulikhel, Trisuli, Dolakha, Khotang, Bhojpur, Chainpur, Ilam, Dharan, Biratnagar, Birgunj, Hetauda and Pokhara.
The Nepalese Government has, however, not yet responded to the recent (2011-07-31) request by the Nepal Astrologers' Council to change the date of the public holiday associated with the upcoming Gaura Parba festival, from September 5, 2011, to Sunday, August 21, 2011.
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Nepal Declares Gaijatra Public Holiday Sunday" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.