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Nepal Could Cancel January 18 Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018)

Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu)

The District Executive Committee Chairman of the Lamjung Tamang Ghedung Association, Ajay Tamang, has asked the Government of Nepal to cancel the upcoming, January 18, 2018, non-working public holiday of Nepal for the Sonam Lhosar Tamang New Year, as that date had been listed erroneously in the official Nepali Calendar.

At the aforementioned press conference, then Lamjung Chairman stated that "We will celebrate Sonam Lhosar on February 16, so the public holiday declared for January 18 is not necessary.", referring to the gazetted list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year 2074 (mid-April 2017 to mid-April 2018), released last spring (25-Mar-2017), and the fact that "Gyalbo Lhosar celebrated by Sherpa community also falls on February 16, so public holiday has already been declared on that day and no need to declare another holiday".

Nepal celebrates more than one Lhosar public holiday (Lhosar meaning New Year) as Nepal's various ethnic communities observe their New Year at different times of the year (06-Mar-2016, 30-Jan-2014, 08-Feb-2013, 20-Feb-2012, 22-Jan-2012, 04-Mar-2011, 13-Feb-2010, 29-Dec-2009, 24-Feb-2009, 07-Mar-2008, and 18-Feb-2007) with Tamang Lhosar having gained official non-working public holiday status almost a decade ago (05-Jan-2010).

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Nepal bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (January 2018)
Nepal 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Nepal 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Nepal 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Nepal 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Nepal 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
 2017-03-25: Nepalese 2017-2018 Public Holidays Gazetted
 2016-03-06: Nepalese Public Holidays March 7-8-9
 2014-01-30: Nepalese Tamang Public Holiday Tomorrow
 2013-02-08: Nepalese Tamang Public Holiday Monday
 2012-02-20: Nepalese Public Holiday February 22
 2012-01-22: Nepalese Public Holiday January 24
 2011-03-04: Nepal Extends Gyalpo Loshar Public Holiday Again
 2010-02-13: Nepal Extends Sonam Lhosar Public Holiday
 2010-01-05: Nepal Pressed For 5-day Lhosar Public Holiday
 2009-12-29: Nepal Declares Tamu Lhosar Public Holiday
 2009-02-24: Nepal Declares Public Holiday For Gyallo Lhosar
 2008-03-07: Nepal Adds 18 New Public Holidays
 2007-02-18: Nepal Declares Public Holiday For Sherpa Community


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