Source:Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu)
Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2013
Earlier today, the government of Nepal announced in a notice published in the Nepal gazette, that tomorrow, Friday, August 9, 2013, had been declared as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan).
The aforementioned announcement is in line with last spring's (2013-04-24) gazetted list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year 2070 (April 2013-April 2014).
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 4 years (2012-08-17, 2010-09-09 and 2009-09-20).
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