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Nepal Public Holidays 2026

See also: 2026 public holidays in Asia, Bhutan, China, India and worldwide.

This page contains the list of Nepal 2026 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 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, and beyond, is available immediately, with a professional license.

The list of Nepal official public holidays in 2026 is:


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

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Recent Nepal Public Holidays News and Updates


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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 (2022-2032).

Nepal Background Information and Links