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The government of Nepal, through its Ministry of Home Affairs, has finally announced that Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 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 2073 (April 2016-April 2017), released earlier this year (2016-04-02), the date of the public holiday for the Baqar-Eid (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holiday was set as Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Therefore the aforementioned announcement represents no change, as happened some years (2013-10-14), but not other years (2015-09-23, 2014-10-03 and 2012-10-18).
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 for the last 8 years (2010-09-09 and 2009-09-20).
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.
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