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Nepal Declares Gaijatra Public Holiday Sunday
 
(Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011)

Source: The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu)

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 (31-Jul-2011) 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.

Related links:

Nepal bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (August 2011)
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
 2016-08-21: Nepal Mulls Gaijatra Public Holiday Extension
 2011-07-31: Nepal Gaura Parba Public Holiday Moving To August 21


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