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Nepal Public Holidays 2017

Today – 25 November 2017 – is not a holiday in Nepal.

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 JanSatMaghe Sankranti
28 JanSatSonam Losar
29 JanSunMartyrs' Day
18 FebSatPrajatantra Diwas
24 FebFriMaha Shivaratri
27 FebMonGhyalpo Losar
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day
5 AprWedRam Navami
14 AprFriNepali New Year
17 AprMonSpecial Public Holiday
24 AprMonLoktantra Diwas
1 MayMonLabour Day
10 MayWedBuddha Jayanti
29 MayMonGanatantra Diwas
26 JunMonRamjan Edul Fikra
7 AugMonRaksha Bandhan
8 AugTueGai Jatra *
14 AugMonShree Krishna Janmashtami
24 AugThuHartalika Teej *
26 AugSatRishi Panchami *
2 SepSatEdul Aajaha
5 SepTueIndra Jatra *
7 SepThuNijamati Sewa Diwas *
19 SepTueConstitution Day
21 SepThuGhatasthapana
27 SepWedFulpati
28 SepThuMaha Ashtami
29 SepFriMaha Navami
30 SepSatVijaya Dashami
1 OctSunEkadashi
2 OctMonDwadashi
5 OctThuKojagrat Purnima
19 OctThuLaxmi Puja
20 OctFriGovardhan Puja
21 OctSatBhai Tika
26 OctThuChhath Puja
27 OctFriChhath Puja Holiday
3 NovFriGuru Nanak Jayanti *
3 DecSunUrdyauli Parwa
25 DecMonChristmas Day *
30 DecSatTamu Losar

Note:
— 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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