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Nepal Extends February 2nd Sonam Lhosar Public Holiday

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


Nepal's under-secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Basanta Bhatta, has announced that the cabinet of the government of Nepal had declared Wednesday, February 2, 2022, as a public holiday on account of Sonam Lhosar, the new year as observed by by the Tamang communities.

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

Today's declaration of Wednesday, February 2, 2022, as a public holiday throughout Nepal, represents another slight departure (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 Sonam Lhosar public holiday was nationwide, but limited to the Tamu ethnic group (2021-04-02).

In related news, the Bagmati province government has decided to declare a public holiday on the occasion of Sonam Lhosar, for the Tamang community, and the Nwagi festival, for the Chepang community.



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