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Nepal Public Holidays 2021

See also: 2021 public holidays in Asia, Bhutan, China, India and worldwide.

This page contains the list of Nepal 2021 official public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, non-working national holidays, and sectorial holidays. The public holidays listing on this page is also accessible via our free Android and iPhone/iPad mobile apps. The full qppstudio worldwide public holidays database for 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, and beyond, is available immediately, with a professional license.

The list of Nepal official public holidays in 2021 is:

Date Weekday Public Holiday Observance
Thursday Maghi Parba / Maghe Sankranti
Friday Sonam Lhosar (Tamang New Year)
Monday Nari Dibas (International Women's Day)
Thursday Maaha Shivaratri
Sunday Gyalpyo/Gyallo Loshar other
Sunday Holi / Phagu Purnima / Basanta Utsav (55 Hilly Districts) regional
Monday Holi / Phagu Purnima / Basanta Utsav (Terai and Inner Madhesh) regional
Sunday Ghodejatra (Kathmandu Valley) regional
Wednesday Nepali New Year (Bisket Jatra)
Thursday Siruwa Pawani Day (for Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Siraha and Saptari districts) regional
Saturday International Workers Day (Majdoor Divas)
Friday Ramjan Edul Fikra (End of Ramadan) muslim
Wednesday Buddha Jayanti (Bhudda Day)
Wednesday Ubhauli festival/Chandi Purnima (May Full Moon) (for Kirat, Rai, Yakhkha, Sunuwar, and Limbu employees) other
Saturday Ganatantra Diwas / Republic Day
Wednesday Edul Aajaha / Bakar Eed (Feast of Sacrifice) muslim
Sunday Naag Panchami / Janaipurnima / Rakshya Bandhan
Monday Gai Jatra (Kathmandu Valley) regional
Monday Shree Krishna Janmasthami
Monday Gaura Parba other
Thursday Hari Taika (Teej) (only for women employees) other
Sunday Indra Jatra (Kathmandu Valley) regional
Sunday Constitution Day (National Day)
Wednesday Jitiya Parwa (only for women employees following Jitiya Parwa) other
Thursday Ghatasthapana
Tuesday Dashain Festival (Phulpati/Fulpaati)
Wednesday Dashain Festival (Maha Astami)
Thursday Dashain Festival (Maha Nawami)
Friday Dashain Festival (Vijaya Dashami)
Saturday Dashain Festival (Pampakusha Ekadashi)
Thursday Yam Panchak / Tihar Festival (Gai Tihar / Laxmi Pooja)
Friday Yam Panchak / Tihar Festival (Goru Tihar / Gobardhan Pooja)
Saturday Yam Panchak / Tihar Festival (Bhai Tika)
Wednesday Chhat Parwa
Thursday Phalgunanda Jayanti (only for Kiranti employees) other government
Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti (only for Sikh employees) sikh
Friday International Disabilities Day (only for disabled employees) other
Sunday Urdhyauli Parwa / Mangshir Dhanya Purnima (only for Kiranti employees) other
Saturday Christmas Day christian
Thursday Tamu Lhosar other

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Recent Nepal Public Holidays News and Updates

Below is a list of recent news and updates related to Nepal public holidays, national holidays, government holidays and bank holidays (note that this newsfeed is delayed by 30 days).

Global Holidays Observed in Nepal

Below is the list of global holidays observed as non-working public holidays in Nepal, with the dates of these global holidays for the next 10 years (2021-2031).

Nepal Background Information and Links