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Nepal : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Rupee (NPR)
Internet domain: .np - Telephone code: +977 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +5:45 (DST: no)
a provincial government can grant up to 6 local public holidays in one year.
Year 2020 AD is equivalent to 2077 BS
Week-end: Saturday

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Friday August 12, 2022Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)Buddhism (Mahayana)
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Saturday August 13, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Friday August 19, 2022Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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Saturday August 20, 2022Children's DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday August 29, 2022TeejHinduism
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Tuesday September 20, 2022Constitution DayNational Day
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Friday September 23, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday September 26, 2022GhatasthapanaBuddhism (Theravada)
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Tuesday October 11, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday October 24, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Tuesday October 25, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Wednesday October 26, 2022Govardhan PujaBuddhism (Theravada)
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Thursday October 27, 2022Bhai Teeka/Panchak YamaHinduism
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Sunday October 30, 2022ChhathHinduism
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Sunday October 30, 2022Chhathcards/flowers
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Sunday November 20, 2022Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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Friday December 23, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday January 9, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday January 14, 2023Prithvi JayantiBuddhism (Theravada)
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Sunday January 15, 2023Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu PujaHinduism
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Sunday January 22, 2023Sonam LocharBuddhism (Theravada)
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Saturday February 18, 2023Democracy Day (Rashtriya Prajatantra Divas)cards/flowers
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Sunday February 19, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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Tuesday February 21, 2023Buddhist New Year - LosarHinduism
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Wednesday February 22, 2023Buddhist New Year - LosarHinduism
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Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)

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Friday August 12, 2022
Buddhism (Mahayana) : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her.

Regional holiday

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Saturday August 13, 2022
Secular holiday : Gai Jatra in Kathmandu only

Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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Friday August 19, 2022
Hinduism : Hindu celebration of the birthday of Sri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sweets, fruits and milk products are available in abundance. Sri or Shree: A prefix denoting auspiciousness

Children's Day

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Saturday August 20, 2022
Culture :

Teej

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Monday August 29, 2022
Hinduism : Teej, Hartalika. On this day Goddess Parvati is worshipped. Women, married and unmarried, mainly of Khas ethnicity, assemble at one place, in their finest attire and start dancing and singing devotional songs. Amidst all this, the grand feast takes place. The jollity often goes on till midnight, after which the 24hour fast starts. observed by women only

Constitution Day

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Tuesday September 20, 2022
Secular holiday : Came into effect on Sept 20, 2015, replacing the Interim Constitution of 2007. The Constitution was drafted by the Second Constituent Assembly following the failure of the First Constituent Assembly to produce a constitution in its mandated period. The constitution was endorsed by 90% of the total lawmakers. Out of 598 CA members, 507 voted in favor of the constitution while 25 voted against and 66 members of the Constituent Assembly mainly representing political parties based in Terai boycotted the final debates on the constitution as a protest against states delimitation and inclusion of minorities and Madhesi population in the national and public life. [Wikipedia]

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday September 23, 2022
School holidays :

Ghatasthapana

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Monday September 26, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : First day of the Hindu Dashain Festival. Kalash, (holy water vessel) symbolizing the goddess Durga often with her image embossed on the side is placed in the prayer room.

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Tuesday October 11, 2022
School holidays :

Public holiday

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Monday October 24, 2022
Secular holiday :

Public holiday

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Tuesday October 25, 2022
Secular holiday :

Govardhan Puja

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Wednesday October 26, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) :

Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama

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Thursday October 27, 2022
Hinduism : Called Bhaubeej in India, this is a Bhai Bij legend in Hindu mythology: after slaying Narkasur, Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra who gave him a warm welcome with sweets and flowers. She also affectionately applied tilak on Krishna's forehead. Since then the custom of celebrating Bhaubeej or Bhai Bij started. Carrying forward the Bhaubeej ceremony in traditional style, sisters' perform arti of their brother and apply a red tika on the brother's forehead. This teeka ceremony, on the occasion of Bhai Bij signifies sister's sincerest prayers for the long and happy life of her brother. In return brothers bless their sisters and treat them with Bhaubeej or cash gifts. (Wikipedia)

Chhath

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Sunday October 30, 2022
Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.

Chhath

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Sunday October 30, 2022
cards/flowers : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.

Parliamentary election

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Sunday November 20, 2022
Special Events :

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 23, 2022
School holidays : Http://www.moepiu.gov.np
https://www.gems.edu.np/
many children in remote villages do not have access to education past the primary level

Schooling in Nepal is mandatory till age 15
Teaching language: Nepalese, vernaculars
schools close on Saturday & Sunday
school uniforms may be required

Dates confirmed till April 2023 (2079 Nepalese year)

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
Make a Paypal donation of euros 50 to [email protected] to purchase the full calendar for 5 countries, including Nepalese schools
Contact [email protected] to purchase a file containing confirmed calendars of 550 countries and regions.

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant :

Winter holiday (end)

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Monday January 9, 2023
School holidays : Http://www.moepiu.gov.np
https://www.gems.edu.np/
many children in remote villages do not have access to education past the primary level
Schooling in Nepal is mandatory till age 15
Teaching language: Nepalese, vernaculars
schools close on Saturday & Sunday
school uniforms may be required

Dates confirmed till April 2023 (2079 Nepalese year)

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
Make a Paypal donation of euros 50 to [email protected] to purchase the full calendar for 5 countries, including Nepalese schools
Contact [email protected] to purchase a file containing confirmed calendars of 550 countries and regions.

Prithvi Jayanti

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Saturday January 14, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) : Magh Sankrati in honor of the contribution of then King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the builder of modern Nepal

Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja

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Sunday January 15, 2023
Hinduism : Celebration of the harvest, which is observed for three days: Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal and Mattu Pongal. A colourful and traditional festival with many a ceremony devoted to various deities and cattle races.

Sonam Lochar

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Sunday January 22, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) : Tamang New Year - This community has a tradition of associating years with the symbols of 12 different animals (starting with Rat and ending with Boar).

Democracy Day (Rashtriya Prajatantra Divas)

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Saturday February 18, 2023
cards/flowers : The Rana Dynasty ruled Nepal for 104 years. It was on this day in 1951 when they were ousted from power. To mark this political shift, the Nepali army sounds the bugle at sunrise and fires cannons atop the Bhimsen tower in Kathmandu. A formal ceremony to commemorate the day is held at the Nepal Army Pavilion and attended by the Prime Minister and other key government officials. Celebration of the Democracy Day, however, has not been consistently observed by the Maoist-led government although the country’s Armed Forces and civilian organizations honor this day with their own version of programs.

Maha Shivaratri

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Sunday February 19, 2023
Hinduism : The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael (Bilva) leaves to the Lord Shiva, all day fasting and an all night long vigil. Per scriptural and discipleship traditions, the penances are performed in order to gain boons in the practice of Yoga and meditation (Wikipedia)

Buddhist New Year - Losar

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Tuesday February 21, 2023
Hinduism :

Buddhist New Year - Losar

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Wednesday February 22, 2023
Hinduism :