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Nepalese 2015 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays Extended
 
(Posted on Friday, July 17, 2015)

Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu)

Earlier today, Nepal government spokesperson, Minendra Rijal, announced that, as per a Cabinet decision of the same day and a notice published in the Nepal gazette, Sunday, July 19, 2015, had been declared as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming annual Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday in Nepal.

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 since (28-Jul-2014, 08-Aug-2013, 17-Aug-2012, 09-Sep-2010 and 20-Sep-2009), and the aforementioned announcement is in line with last spring's (03-Mar-2015) gazetted list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year 2072 (April 2015-April 2016).

In addition to the announcement of Sunday, July 19, 2015, as a non-working public holiday in Nepal on account of the upcoming annual Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) non-working public holiday, the Cabinet of the Government of Nepal, earlier today, decided to declare non-working public holidays in Nepal on Monday and Tuesday, July 20 and 21, 2015, to ensure maximum number of participation in the public feedback on the preliminary draft of a new constitution.

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, meaning that Nepal will be on public holidays from Saturday, July 18, until Tuesday, July 21, 2015, inclusively.

Related links:

Nepal bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (July 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
 2018-09-17: Nepalese Third Constitution Day Public Holiday September 19
 2018-06-14: Nepalese 2018 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday
 2016-09-18: Nepalese Public Holiday September 19
 2016-07-06: Nepalese 2016 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday
 2015-09-16: Nepalese Public Holidays September 20-21
 2015-03-03: Nepalese 2015-2016 Public Holidays Gazetted
 2014-07-28: Nepalese 2014 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday
 2013-08-08: Nepalese 2013 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday
 2012-08-17: Nepalese 2012 Eid-ul-Fitr 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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