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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



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
Currency: Rupee (NPR) ... Convert here!
Week-end: Saturday




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School holidays**Monday January 11, 2021School holidays 
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Prithvi Jayanti*Monday January 11, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Magh Sankrati*Thursday January 14, 2021Hinduism 
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Regional holiday**Friday January 29, 2021Secular holiday 
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Ghatasthapana*Saturday October 17, 2020cards/flowers 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Thursday October 22, 2020School holidays 
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Durga Puja (Saptami)*Friday October 23, 2020Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami*Saturday October 24, 2020Hinduism 
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Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Sunday October 25, 2020Hinduism 
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Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Monday October 26, 2020Hinduism 
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mid-term holiday (end)Wednesday October 28, 2020School holidays 
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Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Thursday October 29, 2020cards/flowers 
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Lakhshmi Puja*Saturday October 31, 2020Hinduism 
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Govardhan PujaSaturday November 14, 2020Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Govardhan PujaSunday November 15, 2020Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama*Monday November 16, 2020Hinduism 
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Chhath*Friday November 20, 2020cards/flowers 
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Chhath*Friday November 20, 2020Hinduism 
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optional holiday**Monday November 30, 2020Sikhism 
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Christmas DayFriday December 25, 2020Catholic or protestant 
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Hindu festival*Tuesday December 29, 2020Hinduism 
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Sonam Lochar*Wednesday December 30, 2020Buddhism (Theravada) 
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School holidays -
Monday January 11, 2021

School holidays : Www.moe.gov.np/
Ministry of Education

Schooling in Nepal is mandatory till age 15
Teaching language: Nepalese, vernaculars
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms may be required
Nepalese pupils have holidays both in April and June (dates vary from year to year), on top of all Nepalese public holidays.


Prithvi Jayanti -
Monday January 11, 2021

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


Magh Sankrati -
Thursday January 14, 2021

Hinduism : One of the religious festival of Nepali community. The day is auspicious for holy bathing since it is considered that all the sins or diseases of body will be removed by the blessing of Sun God.


Regional holiday -
Friday January 29, 2021

Secular holiday : On this day, Nepalis remember the martyrs who died fighting for democracy – especially the four most important martyrs who were executed in 1941 – that has long eluded their country. Various memorial services are held across the country to pay tribute before the statues of all known and unknown martyrs who offered their lives fighting against the Rana Dynasty and all other autocratic rulers. A major rally and ceremony is held at the Martyrs’ Memorial Park in Kathmandu on this day, an occasion when key government officials also address the nation on the issue of democracy. not observed in the Kathmandu Valley


Ghatasthapana -
Saturday October 17, 2020

cards/flowers : 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 (beginning) -
Thursday October 22, 2020

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Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Friday October 23, 2020

Hinduism : Seventh day of the Dashain festival. Fulpati, which means sacred flowers and leaves , is collected for three days from the jungle. The jamara (a six inch tall yellow grass) and kalash (holy vessel) to be used by the Royal Family are brought from the ancestral palace (the original royal palace used during Prithivi Narayan Shah's reign) in Gurkha in a three-day parade complete with military regiment and priests.


Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami -
Saturday October 24, 2020

Hinduism : The main festival in Bengal in tribute to goddess Durga. Bengalis celebrate with new clothes and other gifts which are worn on the evenings when the family goes out to see the pandals (temporary structures set up to venerate Durga).


Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami) -
Sunday October 25, 2020

Hinduism : On the tenth day of Dashian, Dashami, the eldest of the family will give tika to all others. Parents will do this for their children and married children will visit their parents for this occasion.


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Monday October 26, 2020

Hinduism : The victory of Durga on evil forces, the destruction of Vasanas (subjectivity, selfishness, desires...) and the achievement of the deepest Self. Dominance of Saraswati (pure science) over Lakshmi (applied science)


Mid-term holiday (end) -
Wednesday October 28, 2020

School holidays :


Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Thursday October 29, 2020

cards/flowers :


Lakhshmi Puja -
Saturday October 31, 2020

Hinduism : The third day of the Tihar Festival of Lights is called Laxmi puja . This is the day when Nepalis worship the goddess of wealth. On this day, early in the morning the cow is worshipped. Tika is put on her head and a garland around her neck, and then she feasts with delicious food. A cow also symbolises wealth and she is the most holy animal for Hindus.


Govardhan Puja -
Saturday November 14, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) :


Govardhan Puja -
Sunday November 15, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) :


Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama -
Monday November 16, 2020

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 -
Friday November 20, 2020

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


Chhath -
Friday November 20, 2020

Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.


Optional holiday -
Monday November 30, 2020

Sikhism : Guru Nanak Dev birthday (1469-1539). Founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus. Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanak’s divinity and religious authority only observed by the Sikh community


Christmas Day -
Friday December 25, 2020

Catholic or protestant :


Hindu festival -
Tuesday December 29, 2020

Hinduism : Sakela is the main festival of Kirat which is celebrated twice a year distinguished by two names Ubhauli and Udhauli. Sakela Ubhauli is celebrated during Baisakh Purnima (full moon day in the month of Baishak) and Sakela Udhauli is celebrated during the full moon day in the month of Mangsir.


Sonam Lochar -
Wednesday December 30, 2020

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).