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Nepalese 2019 Bhoto Jatra Public Holiday June 9

Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu)
Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019


The Ministry of Home Affairs of Nepal has announced that Sunday, June 9, 2019, had been declared as the date of this year's Bhoto Jatra of Rato Machhindranath non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, namely the three districts of Kathmandu Federal Capital, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.

Today's announcement that Sunday, June 9, 2019, had been declared as the date of the 2019 Bhoto Jatra of Rato Machhindranath non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, is somewhat 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 (2018-05-11, 2017-05-23, 2014-06-20, 2013-06-06, 2012-06-22, 2011-06-26, 2010-06-26, and 2007-07-07), with a much later date a few years ago (2016-07-28), and in particular the year 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).

As usual, the aforementioned announcement that Sunday, June 9, 2019, had been declared as the date of this year's Bhoto Jatra non-working public holiday in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, is in addition to the recent (2019-03-15) gazetted list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S. 2076 (April 2019-April 2020).



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