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Nepal Public Holidays October 12-13

Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu)
Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Updated: Friday, September 27, 2019


The Home Ministry of the Government of Nepal, has announced that the chariot procession of Rato Machindranath Raath Jatra, halted by the April 25 earthquake, and resumed on September 21, had reached Jawalakhel and thus the Home Ministry of the Government of Nepal had decided to declare Monday, October 12, 2015, as the belated date of this year's Bhoto Jatra non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley.

The arrival of the month-long chariot procession of Rato Machindranath Raath Jatra, in Jawalakhel, is regularly declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Kathmandu Valley, usually in late June of early July (2014-06-20, 2013-06-06, 2012-06-22, 2011-06-26, 2010-06-26, and 2007-07-07).

The aforementioned declaration Monday, October 12, 2015, as the belated date of this year's Bhoto Jatra non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, is in addition to the gazetted list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year 2072 (mid-April 2015 to mid-April 2016), announced, earlier this spring (2015-03-03).

The Home Ministry of the Government of Nepal announcement went on to announce that Tuesday, October 13, 2015, had been declared a nationwide non-working public holiday in Nepal on account of the upcoming Ghatasthapana (the first day of the Dashain festival).



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