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Nijamati Sewa Diwas
Nepal

Nijamati Sewa Diwas 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Nepal

In Nepal, 7 September is Nijamati Sewa Diwas, which translates as Civil Servant’s Day. This is a public holiday but is observed by civil employees only.

YearDateDayHoliday
20217 SepTueNijamati Sewa Diwas *
20227 SepWedNijamati Sewa Diwas *
20237 SepThuNijamati Sewa Diwas *
20247 SepSatNijamati Sewa Diwas *
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Note: Nijamati Sewa Diwas is observed by Civil Employees only.

The main benefit of Nijamati Sewa Diwas is that it is an extra day off work for Nepal’s public servants. It is always made to fall on what would have been a working day and may have to be moved slightly if it doesn’t with the 7 September date. However, not all civil servants get the day off every year. Instead, the central government rotates which ministries get the holiday that year.

The tradition of Nijamati Sewa Diwas began in 1956, and with over 80,000 civil servants now working throughout Nepal, it has become more significant than ever before. And not only do many get the day off work to spend time with family or go on a mini-vacation, but awards and prizes are given out too. These awards are meant to recognise and honour exceptional public servants in every sector and to encourage others to follow their good example.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20207 SepMonNijamati Sewa Diwas *
20197 SepSatNijamati Sewa Diwas *
20187 SepFriNijamati Sewa Diwas *
20177 SepThuNijamati Sewa Diwas *