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Public Holiday

Here is concise information about public holidays in Nepal. Most national holidays in Nepal are associated with religious festivals. On public holidays, banks and other necessary facilities remain closed. Information about pulic holidays can be very useful for tourists who desire to have their holidays in Nepal. Nepalese society is Hindu in its outlook and thus celebrates most of the Hindu festivals. The major chunk of holidays in Nepal consists of these festivals only. It includes festivals such as Durga Puja, Holi, Dipawali, Shivaratri and Vasant Panchmi among others. Then, there are holidays that are connected to national sentiments such as Unification Day, Martyr's Day and Nepalese New Year. Apart from these, Sunday is the weekly off day. Most of the government and private offices are closed on Sunday. International holidays such as Labor Day and Georgian New Year's Day are also accredited in Nepal. The government has made some changes in the existing provisions of public holidays for the civil servants.A public holiday is a day that the Australian, state or territory governments have declared to be a holiday, such as Australia Day.

There are many festivals and special events in India, but only a few of these are full public holidays. These are: 26 Jan Republic Day, 15 Aug. Independence Day, 2 Oct. Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday. For dates of other holidays and festival please contact Tourist Offices in India.

National & Public Holidays

1 Jan     Basanta Panchami.

30 Jan   Martyrs' Day.

19 Feb  Rashtriya Prajatantra Divas (National Democracy Day).

4 Apr    Ghode Jatra (Festival of Horses).

1 Mar    Holi.

1 Mar    Ram Nawami (Birthday of Lord Ram).

6 Mar    Shivaratri (in honour of Lord Shiva).

8 Mar    Nepalese Women's Day.

1 Mar    Chaite Dashain.

14 Apr   Navabarsha (New Year's Day).

2 May   Buddha Jayanti (Birthday of Lord Buddha).

1 Aug    Rakshya Bandhan (Janai Purnima).

20 Aug  Children's Day.

1 Aug    Krishna Janmashtami.

1 Sep    Fulpati Saptami.

1 Sep    Maha Asthami.

1 Sep    Maha Nawami.

1 Sep    Vijaya Dashami.

1 Oct    Laxhmi Puja.

1 Oct   Ghatasthapana.

1 Oct   Gobardhan Puja.

9 Nov  Constitution Day.

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