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The government of Nepal, through its Ministry of Home Affairs, has announced that Monday, October 6, 2014, had been declared as the date of the upcoming annual 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 the gazetted list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year 2071 (April 2014-April 2015), released earlier this year (2014-04-13), the date of the public holiday for the Bakra Eid/Eid ul Joha (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holiday was set as Sunday, October 5, 2014. Therefore the aforementioned announcement represents a change, in contrast to what happened last year (2013-10-14), but similar to what happened the year before (2012-10-18), as well as more recently (2014-10-01) in India.
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 7 years (2010-09-09 and 2009-09-20).
Note that, after a brief interval in 2000-2001 when a 2-day weekend was tried (2001-01-13), Nepal now observes a 1-day weekend on Saturdays.
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