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The government of Nepal has announced that Sunday, October 28, 2012, had been declared as a non-working public holiday across the country on account of the upcoming Bakra Eid/Eid ul Joha (Feast of Sacrifice).
In last spring's (2012-03-29) gazetted list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year 2069 (April 2012-April 2013), the date of the public holiday for the Bakra Eid/Eid ul Joha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holiday was set as Saturday, October 27, 2012.
After a brief interval in 2000-2001 when a 2-day weekend was tried (2001-01-13), Nepal observes a 1-day weekend on Saturdays.
Muslim public holidays were added to the official list of Nepalese public holidays for 2008 (2008-10-01), after years of protests by the Muslim minority in Nepal (2007-06-30), and maintained for the last 5 years (2010-09-09 and 2009-09-20).
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