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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) of the government of Nepal has gazetted its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S. 2073 (April 2016-April 2017), a list which contains 52 public holidays, in addition to Saturdays.
As per custom, the aforementioned publication of the annual list of non-working public holidays in Nepal for B.S. 2073 (April 2016-April 2017), follows quite closely the list of annual non-working public holidays in Nepal, as announced in previous years (2015-03-03, 2014-03-02, 2013-04-24, 2012-03-29 and 2012-01-30), though some changes are noteworthy, such as the replacement of the Loktantra Diwas (Democracy Day) Nepalese public holiday, added a decade ago (2007-04-16), and now to be replaced by an annual observance of a Constitution Day Nepalese public holiday, which had been declared a one-off public holiday in Nepal last year (2015-09-16).
In addition, the annual Nepalese public holiday for Christmas, added almost a decade ago (2008-03-07 and 2007-12-28), has now been retrograded to a public holiday limited to public servants of the Christian faith.
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