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Nepal

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.

DateDayHoliday
14 JanSatMaghi Parwa / Maghe Sankranti
28 JanSatSonam Losar
(Tamang New Year)
29 JanSunMartyr's Memorial Day
18 FebSatDemocracy Day
(Rastraya Prajatantra Dibas)
24 FebFriMaha Shivaratri
27 FebMonGhyalpo Losar
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day
5 AprWedRam Nawami
13 AprThuNepali New Year
1 MayMonInternational Workers Day
10 MayWedBuddha Jayanti
(Bhudda Day)
28 MaySunGanatantra Diwas / Republic Day
26 JunMonRamjan Edul Fikra
7 AugMonJanai Purnima / Rakshya Bandhan
14 AugMonShree Krishna Janmasthami / Gaura Parba
2 SepSatEdul Aajaha
19 SepTueConstitution Day
21 SepThuGhatasthapana
27 SepWedDashain Festival
(Phoolpati / Phulpat)
28 SepThuDashain Festival
(Maha Astami)
29 SepFriDashain Festival
(Maha Nawami)
30 SepSatDashain Festival
(Vijaya Dashami)
1 OctSunDashain Festival
(Pampakusha EkadashI)
2 OctMonDashain Festival
(Dwadashi)
5 OctThuKojagrat Purnima
19 OctThuTihar Festival
(Gai Tihar / Lakshmi Puja)
20 OctFriTihar Festival
(Goru Tihar / Gobardhan Puja)
21 OctSatTihar Festival
(Bhai Tika)
25 OctWedChhat Parwa
25 DecMonChristmas Day
(Christians only)
30 DecSatTamu (Gurung) Lhosar

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.