Nepalese 2015 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays Extended
Source:Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu)
Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2019
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 (2008-10-01), after years of protests by the Muslim minority in Nepal (2007-06-30), and maintained since (2014-07-28, 2013-08-08, 2012-08-17, 2010-09-09 and 2009-09-20), and the aforementioned announcement is in line with last spring's (2015-03-03) 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 (2001-01-13), 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.
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