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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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Monday January 10, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday January 11, 2022Prithvi JayantiBuddhism (Theravada)
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Saturday January 15, 2022Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu PujaHinduism
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Monday January 17, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday January 29, 2022Democracy DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday February 1, 2022Sonam LocharBuddhism (Theravada)
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Saturday February 19, 2022Democracy Day (Rashtriya Prajatantra Divas)cards/flowers
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Tuesday March 1, 2022Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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Thursday March 3, 2022Buddhist New Year - LosarHinduism
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Friday March 4, 2022Buddhist New Year - LosarHinduism
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Tuesday March 8, 2022Womens' DaySecular holiday
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Friday March 18, 2022Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola PurnimaHinduism
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Tuesday March 29, 2022End of school yearSchool holidays
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Friday April 1, 2022Regional holidayBuddhism (Theravada)
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Sunday April 10, 2022RamanavaniHinduism
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Wednesday April 13, 2022Nepali New YearSecular holiday
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Sunday April 17, 2022Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labour DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday May 3, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday May 16, 2022Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Theravada)
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Monday May 23, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday May 28, 2022Republic Daycards/flowers
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Sunday May 29, 2022The Everest MarathonSports events
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Tuesday May 31, 2022Gobardhan Pujacards/flowers
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Friday June 10, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday June 19, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday July 13, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Winter holiday (beginning)

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Monday January 10, 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
school uniforms may be required

Dates confirmed till April 2022 (2077 Nepalese year)

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Prithvi Jayanti

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Tuesday January 11, 2022
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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Saturday January 15, 2022
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.

Winter holiday (end)

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Monday January 17, 2022
School holidays :

Democracy Day

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Saturday January 29, 2022
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.

Sonam Lochar

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Tuesday February 1, 2022
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 19, 2022
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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Tuesday March 1, 2022
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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Thursday March 3, 2022
Hinduism :

Buddhist New Year - Losar

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Friday March 4, 2022
Hinduism :

Womens' Day

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Tuesday March 8, 2022
Secular holiday : Nari Dibas

Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima

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Friday March 18, 2022
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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Tuesday March 29, 2022
School holidays :

Regional holiday

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Friday April 1, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : Ghodejatra Kathmandu Valley only

Ramanavani

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Sunday April 10, 2022
Hinduism : Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya.

Nepali New Year

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Wednesday April 13, 2022
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.

Beginning of school year

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Sunday April 17, 2022
School holidays :

Labour Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
School holidays :

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

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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Monday May 16, 2022
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 23, 2022
School holidays :

Republic Day

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Saturday May 28, 2022
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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Sunday May 29, 2022
Sports events : Www.everestmarathon.com/home in Kathmandu 2022 edition confirmed

Gobardhan Puja

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Tuesday May 31, 2022
cards/flowers : The fourth day of the Tihar Festival is Gobhardan puja. Some people build a small hill made out of cow dung and put some grass on it and then puja (or worship) it. This puja symbolizes the act of lord Krishna when he lifted up the Gobhardan hill and saved millions of people and cows from floodwater.

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 10, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Sunday June 19, 2022
School holidays :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Wednesday July 13, 2022
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.