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Nepalese 2020 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holiday

Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu)
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020
Updated: Saturday, May 23, 2020

Nepalese Government Spokesperson, Yubaraj Khatiwada, has announced that, at today's Cabinet meeting, the Government of Nepal decided to grant a non-working public holiday in Nepal, on the occasion of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan), but that the date of said public holiday had not yet been set ("the decision was taken to grant the holiday on the day to be fixed by Muslim clerics").

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 since (2019-05-30, 2018-06-14, 2017-11-30, 2017-08-31, 2016-09-10, 2016-07-06, 2015-09-24, 2015-07-17, 2014-07-28, 2013-08-08, 2012-08-17, 2010-09-09 and 2009-09-20), and the aforementioned announcement is in line with the recently-announced (2020-03-31) gazetted list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year B.S. 2077 (April 2020-April 2021), which also listed Eid-ul-Fitr as a public holiday in Nepal, without specifying its date.

Based on past years' announcements, such as last year's, when Thursday, June 6, 2019, was declared as the annual non-working public holiday in Nepal for Eid-ul-Fitr, on the recommendation of the Muslim Commission, we can expect the announced date to be Monday, May 25, 2020, as was done in almost all Indian states.

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