Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Nepal. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|14 Jan||Sat||Maghe Sankranti|
|28 Jan||Sat||Sonam Losar|
|29 Jan||Sun||Martyrs' Day|
|18 Feb||Sat||Prajatantra Diwas|
|24 Feb||Fri||Maha Shivaratri|
|27 Feb||Mon||Ghyalpo Losar|
|8 Mar||Wed||International Women's Day|
|5 Apr||Wed||Ram Navami|
|14 Apr||Fri||Nepali New Year|
|17 Apr||Mon||Special Public Holiday|
|24 Apr||Mon||Loktantra Diwas|
|1 May||Mon||Labour Day|
|10 May||Wed||Buddha Jayanti|
|29 May||Mon||Ganatantra Diwas|
|26 Jun||Mon||Ramjan Edul Fikra|
|7 Aug||Mon||Raksha Bandhan|
|8 Aug||Tue||Gai Jatra *|
|14 Aug||Mon||Shree Krishna Janmashtami|
|24 Aug||Thu||Hartalika Teej *|
|26 Aug||Sat||Rishi Panchami *|
|2 Sep||Sat||Edul Aajaha|
|5 Sep||Tue||Indra Jatra *|
|7 Sep||Thu||Nijamati Sewa Diwas *|
|19 Sep||Tue||Constitution Day|
|28 Sep||Thu||Maha Ashtami|
|29 Sep||Fri||Maha Navami|
|30 Sep||Sat||Vijaya Dashami|
|5 Oct||Thu||Kojagrat Purnima|
|19 Oct||Thu||Laxmi Puja|
|20 Oct||Fri||Govardhan Puja|
|21 Oct||Sat||Bhai Tika|
|26 Oct||Thu||Chhath Puja|
|3 Nov||Fri||Guru Nanak Jayanti *|
|3 Dec||Sun||Urdyauli Parwa|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day *|
|30 Dec||Sat||Tamu Losar|
— Hartalika Teej and Rishi Panchami are observed by females only.
— Ghode Jatra, Gai Jatra and Indra Jatra are observed in Kathmandu valley only.
— Christmas Day is observed by Christians only.
— Guru Nanak Jayanti is observed by Sikhs only.
— Nijamati Sewa Diwas is observed by Civil Employees only.
Holidays in Nepal are regulated by the Labour Relation Committee. Every Saturday is deemed a holiday. All employees are entitled to 13 paid public holidays per year. Holidays are paid at normal wages. The majority of public holidays are based on religious and cultural traditions.
The longest consecutive holiday in Nepal is celebrated during Vijaya Dasham with festivals lasting as long as six days. Several holidays are celebrated in regions and territories such as Kathmandu and Tanang.
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