​ List of Public Holidays in Nepal for 2076 BS

2019-03-15

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Government of Nepal has fixed the number of public holidays for 2076 BS. Government of Nepal has declared 15 days of National holidays for the upcoming Nepali new year 2076 BS (2019/2020). 

A notice published in Nepali Gazette declared public holidays on Nepali New Year's Day, May Day, Buddha Jayanti, Constitution Day, Dashain (5 days), Tihar (3 days), Mahashivaratri, International Women's Day and Holi. 
Government has decided to grant holidays to specific groups of people during festivals according to their cultures and religion. Women will have a holiday on Teej, people with disability will get a holiday on International day of disabled person and schools/colleges will have a holiday on Sri Panchami. 

Employees associated with emergency and essential services such as hospitals, rope-ways, police, immigration, prisons, fire brigades, Radio Nepal, Nepal Television, press, postal offices and telecommunications, may take leave in lieu as they are required to provide services even during public holidays, the new decision states.

1. Saturdays: 51

Month

Saturday (s)

Baishakh

7, 14, 21, 28

Jestha

4, 11, 18, 25, 32

Ashadh

7, 14, 21, 28

Sharwan

4, 11, 18, 25, 32

Bhadra

7, 14, 21, 28

Ashoj

4, 11, 18, 25

Kartik

2,9, 16, 23, 30

Mangsir

7, 14, 21, 28

Poush

5, 12, 19, 26 

Magh

4, 11, 18, 25

Falgun

3, 10, 17, 24

Chaitra

1, 8, 15, 22, 29


2. Festival Holidays in 2076 BS

  1.  New Year: Baishakh 1, Sunday 
  2.  MahaShivaRatri:  Falgun 9, Friday 
  3. Fagu Purnima
    1. 58 Districts of Pahad & Bhitri Madhesh: Falgun 26, Monday 
    2. Remaining following districts on Falgun 27, Tuesday Morang, Sunari, Saptari, Siraha, Udayapur, Dhanusa, Mahhotari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara, Parsa, Parasi, Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Kailai, Kanchanpur

3. Holidays for the civil servant representing specific religion or culture

  1. Ubhauli Festival (Chandi Purnima) of Kirat, Rai, Limbu : Jestha 4, Saturday 
  2. Gaura Festival: Bhadra 6, Friday 
  3. Eid for people following Muslim Religion (Eid al-Fitr)
  4. Chhath Festival: Kartik 16 Saturday 
  5. Bakar Eid for people following Muslim Religion
  6. Udhaulai Festival, Yomari Punhi-Jyapu Diwas, (Mangsir Purnima, Dhanya Purnima) Christmas Day for people following Christian religion: Mangsir 26, Thursday 
  7. Tamu Lhosar: Poush 15, Tuesday 
  8. Maghe Sakranti and Maghi Festival: Magh 1, Wednesday 
  9. Sonam Lhosar: Magh 11, Saturday 
  10. Gyalpo Lhosar (For indigineous people of Himal and Sherpa): Falgun 12, Monday 
  11. Siruwapawani Festival (for Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Siraha and Saptari)


4. Female Employees only 

  1. Haritalika (Teej): Bhadra 16 (Monday)
  2. Jitiya Festival: Ashoj 5 (for women employee who celebrates Jitiya festival)

5.Education Institutions only

Basant Panchami: Magh 16 (Thursday)


6. Jatra Holidays (Kathmandu Valley Only)

  1. Gaijatra: Sharwan 31 (Friday)
  2. Indrajatra: Bhadra 27 (Friday)
  3. Machhandra Nath ko Voto Dekhaune Jatra
  4. Ghode Jatra: Chaitra 11 (Tuesday)

7. Dashain Holidays  

Ashoj 18 Saturday to Ashoj 22 Wednesday (From Fulpati to Ekadashi)

8. Tihar Holidays 

a. Laxmi Puja: Kartik 10 (Sunday)
b. Govardhan Puja, Mha Puja, Nepal Sambat: Kartik 11 (Monday)
c. Bhai Tika: Kartik 12 (Tuesday)


Diwas (Day) Holiday: All over Nepal 

  1. May Day (May 1): Baishakh 18 (Wednesday)
  2. Constitution Day (Rastriya Diwas): Ashoj 3 (Friday)
  3. International Woman Day (March 8): Falgun 25 (Sunday)
  4. For People with disabilities on International Day of Disabled Persons (December 3): Mangsir 17, Tuesday (For employees working within Nepal only)