Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu)
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 (24-Apr-2013) 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 (18-Oct-2012).
Muslim public holidays were added to the official list of Nepalese public holidays for 2008 (01-Oct-2008), after years of protests by the Muslim minority in Nepal (30-Jun-2007), and maintained for the last 6 years (09-Sep-2010 and 20-Sep-2009).
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