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Ramjee Dahal, the press advisor of Nepal's Home Affairs Minister, Bimalendra Nidhi, has announced that the government of Nepal had decided to declare Sunday, December 25, 2016, as a full non-working public holiday in Nepal on account of the annual public holiday for Christmas.
The aforementioned announcement that Nepal's government had declared Sunday, December 25, 2016, as a full non-working public holiday in Nepal on account of the annual public holiday for Christmas, is in addition to last spring's (2016-04-02) gazetted list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year 2073 (mid-April 2016 to mid-April 2017), which for the first time in almost a decade (2008-03-07 and 2007-12-28), had retrograded Christmas Day to a public holiday limited to public servants of the Christian faith.
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, and therefore the declaration of Sunday, December 25, 2016, as a full non-working public holiday in Nepal is not moot.
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