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The government of Nepal has announced that Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 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) annual non-working public holiday of Nepal.
In last spring's (2013-04-24) 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 Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Therefore the aforementioned announcement represents no change, in contrast to what happened last year (2012-10-18).
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 6 years (2010-09-09 and 2009-09-20).
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