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Nepal : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


Nepal : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months

Internet domain: .np - Telephone code: +977 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +5:45 (DST: no)
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Week-end: Saturday

vernaculars, Nepalese (15 million speakers), Tibetan (6 million speakers) ...
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Christmas holiday (end)**Monday January 8, 2018School holidays 
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National Unity Day*Thursday January 11, 2018Culture 
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Magh Sankrati**Monday January 15, 2018Hinduism 
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Sonam Lochar*Thursday January 18, 2018Buddhism (Theravada) 
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school holiday*Monday January 22, 2018School holidays 
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Martyrs Day*Tuesday January 30, 2018Secular holiday 
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Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Friday December 1, 2017Muslim, Sufi 
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Hindu festival*Sunday December 3, 2017Hinduism 
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parliamentary electionThursday December 7, 2017Special Events 
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Regional holiday*Thursday December 7, 2017Secular holiday 
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optional holiday*Monday December 25, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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Tamu Lhosar*Sunday December 31, 2017Secular holiday 
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Christmas holiday (end) -
Monday January 8, 2018

School holidays :
Ministry of Education

Schooling in Nepal is mandatory till age 15
Teaching language: Nepalese, vernaculars
schools close on Saturday
school uniforms may be required
Nepalese pupils have holidays both in April and June (dates vary from year to year), on top of all Nepalese public holidays.

National Unity Day -
Thursday January 11, 2018

Culture : In tribute to Nepal unifier King Prithvinarayan Shah (1723-1775)

Magh Sankrati -
Monday January 15, 2018

Hinduism : Tharu community only

Sonam Lochar -
Thursday January 18, 2018

Buddhism (Theravada) : Tamang New Year - This community has a tradition of associating years with the symbols of 12 different animals (starting with Rat and ending with Boar).

School holiday -
Monday January 22, 2018

School holidays : Saraswati Day

Martyrs Day -
Tuesday January 30, 2018

Secular holiday : On this day, Nepalis remember the martyrs who died fighting for democracy – especially the four most important martyrs who were executed in 1941 – that has long eluded their country. Various memorial services are held across the country to pay tribute before the statues of all known and unknown martyrs who offered their lives fighting against the Rana Dynasty and all other autocratic rulers. A major rally and ceremony is held at the Martyrs’ Memorial Park in Kathmandu on this day, an occasion when key government officials also address the nation on the issue of democracy.

Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday December 1, 2017

Muslim, Sufi :

Hindu festival -
Sunday December 3, 2017

Hinduism : Sakela is the main festival of Kirat which is celebrated twice a year distinguished by two names Ubhauli and Udhauli. Sakela Ubhauli is celebrated during Baisakh Purnima (full moon day in the month of Baishak) and Sakela Udhauli is celebrated during the full moon day in the month of Mangsir.

Parliamentary election -
Thursday December 7, 2017

Special Events :

Regional holiday -
Thursday December 7, 2017

Secular holiday : Election day in lower districts

Optional holiday -
Monday December 25, 2017

Catholic or protestant : Christmas Day

Tamu Lhosar -
Sunday December 31, 2017

Secular holiday : Marks the beginning of the Tamu Sambat or Gurung Calendar Year