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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 march 8, 2024Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday march 9, 2024Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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    Monday march 25, 2024Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaHinduism
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    Friday march 29, 2024End of school yearSchool holidays
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    Monday april 8, 2024Regional holidayBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Wednesday april 10, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Saturday april 13, 2024Nepali New YearSecular holiday
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    Wednesday april 17, 2024RamanavaniHinduism
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    Sunday april 21, 2024Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday may 7, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday may 23, 2024Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Monday may 27, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday may 28, 2024Republic DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday may 28, 2024Republic Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday may 29, 2024The Everest MarathonSports events
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    Friday june 14, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday june 20, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Sunday june 23, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday august 7, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday august 7, 2024TeejHinduism
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    Wednesday august 14, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday august 19, 2024Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)Buddhism (Mahayana)
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    Tuesday august 20, 2024Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday august 20, 2024Children's DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday august 26, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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    Tuesday september 3, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)cards/flowers
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    Monday september 16, 2024Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Tuesday september 17, 2024Indra Jatra (Kathmandu only)Hinduism
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    Thursday september 19, 2024Constitution DayNational Day
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    Womens' Day

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    Friday march 8, 2024
    Secular holiday : Nari Dibas

    Maha Shivaratri

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    Saturday march 9, 2024
    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)

    Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima

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    Monday march 25, 2024
    Hinduism : The first day is observed in the mountain regions, the second day is observed in the lowlands

    End of school year

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    Friday march 29, 2024
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    Regional holiday

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    Monday april 8, 2024
    Buddhism (Theravada) : Ghodejatra Kathmandu Valley only

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Wednesday april 10, 2024
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    Nepali New Year

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    Saturday april 13, 2024
    Secular holiday : Bikram Sambat era (BS), is computed using the tropical year. The year 2073 BS, for instance, is equivalent to 2016 AD. The new year begins in April (Gregorian calendar). A 9-day festival begins, culminating on Ramnavami, which marks the start of the solar new year.

    Ramanavani

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    Wednesday april 17, 2024
    Hinduism : Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya.

    Beginning of school year

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    Sunday april 21, 2024
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    Labour Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Tuesday may 7, 2024
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    Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
    Buddhism (Theravada) : Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition.

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday may 27, 2024
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    Republic Day

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    Tuesday may 28, 2024
    Secular holiday : It commemorates the date on which the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal took place on 28 May 2008, which ended the 240-year reign of the Shah kings and declared Nepal a republic. The establishment of the republic put an end to the civil war that lasted for almost a decade. According to the Nepali calendar, the republic day is marked on Jestha 15 every year. Celebrations include a military parade in Kathmandu and several small-scale programs organised by various government agencies across the country. [Wikipedia]

    Republic Day

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    Tuesday may 28, 2024
    cards/flowers : Commemorates the overthrow of the 240-year-old monarchy and its eventual replacement by the Constituent Assembly. Military and civilian parades and traditional dances and cultural performances take place in the capital, Kathmandu. From 2008 onwards.

    The Everest Marathon

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    Wednesday may 29, 2024
    Sports events : Www.everestmarathon.com/home in Kathmandu 2024 edition confirmed

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 14, 2024
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    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
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    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday june 20, 2024
    cards/flowers : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Sunday june 23, 2024
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday august 7, 2024
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    Teej

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    Wednesday august 7, 2024
    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

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Wednesday august 14, 2024
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    Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    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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    Tuesday august 20, 2024
    Secular holiday : Gai Jatra in Kathmandu only

    Children's Day

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    Tuesday august 20, 2024
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    Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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    Monday august 26, 2024
    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

    Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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    Tuesday september 3, 2024
    cards/flowers : Krishna (literally black , dark , dark-blue ) is a Hindu deity, regarded as an avatar of Vishnu and in some traditions considered the Supreme Being. Krishna is often depicted as an infant or young boy playing a flute as in the Bhagavata Purana or as a youthful prince giving direction and guidance as in the Bhagavad Gita. The stories of Krishna appear across a broad spectrum of Hindu philosophical and theological traditions.They portray him in various perspectives: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero and the Supreme Being.

    Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday september 16, 2024
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    Indra Jatra (Kathmandu only)

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    Tuesday september 17, 2024
    Hinduism : One of the most exciting and revered festivals of the Newar community of the Kathmandu Valley. This also marks the beginning of a month-long festival season of autumn. It begins with the erection of a wooden pole made of pine at Basantapur Sqaure in front of the old Hanuman Dhoka Palace. For the pole-raising ceremony, hundreds of spectators gather at the Palace Square and on the surrounding temples. The chariot of Kumari, the Living Goddess, is taken out in a procession through the main streets of Kathmandu. [welcomnepal]

    Constitution Day

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    Thursday september 19, 2024
    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]