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Nepal Declares Nationwide Gyalpo Lhosar Public Holiday On March 3

Source: Nepalese Ministry of Home Affairs (Kathmandu)
Posted: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Most recent follow-up news item: March 30, 2022


Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that the cabinet of the government of Nepal had declared Thursday, March 3, 2022, as a nationwide public holiday on account of the Gyalpo Lhosar, the new year as observed by the Buddhist community, especially the Sherpas.

Recently, the various Lhosar new years, have been extended from a community observance to a nationwide observance, at the last minute.

Late last year (2021-12-29), the cabinet of the government of Nepal similarly declared Thursday, December 29, 2021, as a public holiday "on the occasion of the Tamu Lhosar Festival".

Then, last month, Nepal's cabinet declared Wednesday, February 2, 2022, as a public holiday on account of Sonam Lhosar, the new year as observed by by the Tamang communities (2022-02-01).

Today's declaration of Thursday, March 3, 2022, as a public holiday throughout Nepal, represents another slight departure (2022-02-01, 2021-12-29, 2021-12-24 and 2021-12-18) from the gazetted list of official non-working public holidays in Nepal for the Nepalese year 2078 (April 2021-April 2022), in which the Gyalpo Lhosar public holiday was limited to the Sherpa ethnic group (2021-04-02).



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