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Nepalese 2015 Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015)

Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu)

The government of Nepal, through its Ministry of Home Affairs, has finally announced that Friday, September 25, 2015, had been declared as the date of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday across the country on account of the upcoming Baqar-Eid (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 Nepalese year 2072 (April 2015-April 2016), released earlier this year (03-Mar-2015), the date of the public holiday for the Baqar-Eid (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holiday was set as Thursday, September 24, 2015. Therefore the aforementioned announcement represents a change, in contrast to what happened some years (14-Oct-2013), but similar to what happened other years (03-Oct-2014 and 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 8 years (09-Sep-2010 and 20-Sep-2009).

Note that, after a brief interval in 2000-2001 when a 2-day weekend was tried (13-Jan-2001), Nepal now observes a 1-day weekend on Saturdays, which may explain the aforementioned move of the upcoming annual non-working public holiday across the country on account of the upcoming Baqar-Eid (Feast of Sacrifice) to adjoin a weekend.

Related links:

Nepal bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (September 2015)
Nepal 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Nepal 2020 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Nepal 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Nepal 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
Nepal 2023 bank holidays and public holidays
 2018-06-14: Nepalese 2018 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday
 2016-07-06: Nepalese 2016 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday
 2015-03-03: Nepalese 2015-2016 Public Holidays Gazetted
 2014-10-03: Nepalese 2014 Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday
 2013-10-14: Nepalese 2013 Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday
 2012-10-18: Nepalese 2012 Eid-ul-Adha Public Holiday
 2010-09-09: Nepal Declares Eid Public Holiday Tomorrow
 2009-09-20: Nepal Announces End of Ramadan Public Holiday
 2008-10-01: Nepal Confirm Official End of Ramadan Public Holiday
 2007-06-30: Nepal Pressured To Declare Muslim Public Holidays
 2001-01-13: Nepal Planning To Cancel Public Holidays


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