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Nepalese Bhoto Jatra Public Holiday May 25

Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu)
Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Updated: Friday, June 7, 2019


The Home Ministry of the Government of Nepal has announced that the Machhindranath's chariot having arrived at Jawalakhel, Thursday, May 25, 2017, had been declared as the date of this year's Bhoto Jatra non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley.

Today's announcement that Thursday, May 25, 2017, had been declared as the date of the 2017 Bhoto Jatra non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, is much earlier than usual, as the arrival of the month-long chariot procession of Rato Machindranath Raath Jatra, in Jawalakhel, is regularly followed by a one-off non-working public holiday in the Kathmandu Valley, usually in mid- to late-June or early July (2014-06-20, 2013-06-06, 2012-06-22, 2011-06-26, 2010-06-26, and 2007-07-07), with a much later date last year (2016-07-28), and the year before that when the chariot procession of Rato Machindranath Raath Jatra, was halted by the April 25 earthquake, and resumed on September 21, leading to a Bhoto Jatra non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley the following month (2015-10-11).



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