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a provincial government can grant up to 6 local public holidays in one year.
Year 2020 AD is equivalent to 2077 BS
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labour DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday May 3, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Friday May 13, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Friday May 13, 2022Municipal electionSpecial Events
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Monday May 16, 2022Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Theravada)
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Monday May 23, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday May 28, 2022Republic Daycards/flowers
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Sunday May 29, 2022The Everest MarathonSports events
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Tuesday May 31, 2022Gobardhan Pujacards/flowers
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Friday June 10, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday June 19, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday July 13, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Wednesday August 3, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Wednesday August 10, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday August 12, 2022Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)Buddhism (Mahayana)
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Saturday August 13, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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Friday August 19, 2022Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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Saturday August 20, 2022Children's DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday August 29, 2022TeejHinduism
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Saturday September 3, 2022Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)cards/flowers
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Friday September 9, 2022Indra Jatra (Kathmandu only)Hinduism
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Tuesday September 20, 2022Constitution DayNational Day
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Monday September 26, 2022GhatasthapanaBuddhism (Theravada)
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Friday September 30, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday October 1, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday October 2, 2022Durga Puja (Saptami)Hinduism
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Monday October 3, 2022Durga Puja (Astami) - MahastamiHinduism
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Tuesday October 4, 2022Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)Hinduism
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Wednesday October 5, 2022Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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Thursday October 6, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Friday October 7, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday October 7, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Saturday October 8, 2022Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Sunday October 9, 2022Lakhshmi PujaHinduism
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Tuesday October 11, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday October 24, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Tuesday October 25, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Wednesday October 26, 2022Govardhan PujaBuddhism (Theravada)
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Thursday October 27, 2022Bhai Teeka/Panchak YamaHinduism
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Sunday October 30, 2022ChhathHinduism
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Sunday October 30, 2022Chhathcards/flowers
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Tuesday November 8, 2022Optional holidaySikhism
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Labour Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
School holidays :

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Public holiday

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Friday May 13, 2022
Secular holiday : Election day

Municipal election

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Friday May 13, 2022
Special Events :

Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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Monday May 16, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition.

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday May 23, 2022
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Republic Day

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Saturday May 28, 2022
cards/flowers : Commemorates the overthrow of the 240-year-old monarchy and its eventual replacement by the Constituent Assembly. Military and civilian parades and traditional dances and cultural performances take place in the capital, Kathmandu. From 2008 onwards.

The Everest Marathon

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Sunday May 29, 2022
Sports events : Www.everestmarathon.com/home in Kathmandu 2022 edition confirmed

Gobardhan Puja

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Tuesday May 31, 2022
cards/flowers : The fourth day of the Tihar Festival is Gobhardan puja. Some people build a small hill made out of cow dung and put some grass on it and then puja (or worship) it. This puja symbolizes the act of lord Krishna when he lifted up the Gobhardan hill and saved millions of people and cows from floodwater.

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday June 10, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Sunday June 19, 2022
School holidays :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Wednesday July 13, 2022
cards/flowers : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday August 3, 2022
School holidays :

Summer holiday (end)

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Wednesday August 10, 2022
School holidays :

Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)

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Friday August 12, 2022
Buddhism (Mahayana) : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her.

Regional holiday

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Saturday August 13, 2022
Secular holiday : Gai Jatra in Kathmandu only

Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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Friday August 19, 2022
Hinduism : Hindu celebration of the birthday of Sri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sweets, fruits and milk products are available in abundance. Sri or Shree: A prefix denoting auspiciousness

Children's Day

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Saturday August 20, 2022
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Teej

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Monday August 29, 2022
Hinduism : Teej, Hartalika. On this day Goddess Parvati is worshipped. Women, married and unmarried, mainly of Khas ethnicity, assemble at one place, in their finest attire and start dancing and singing devotional songs. Amidst all this, the grand feast takes place. The jollity often goes on till midnight, after which the 24hour fast starts. observed by women only

Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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Saturday September 3, 2022
cards/flowers : Krishna (literally black , dark , dark-blue ) is a Hindu deity, regarded as an avatar of Vishnu and in some traditions considered the Supreme Being. Krishna is often depicted as an infant or young boy playing a flute as in the Bhagavata Purana or as a youthful prince giving direction and guidance as in the Bhagavad Gita. The stories of Krishna appear across a broad spectrum of Hindu philosophical and theological traditions.They portray him in various perspectives: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero and the Supreme Being.

Indra Jatra (Kathmandu only)

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Friday September 9, 2022
Hinduism : One of the most exciting and revered festivals of the Newar community of the Kathmandu Valley. This also marks the beginning of a month-long festival season of autumn. It begins with the erection of a wooden pole made of pine at Basantapur Sqaure in front of the old Hanuman Dhoka Palace. For the pole-raising ceremony, hundreds of spectators gather at the Palace Square and on the surrounding temples. The chariot of Kumari, the Living Goddess, is taken out in a procession through the main streets of Kathmandu. [welcomnepal]

Constitution Day

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Tuesday September 20, 2022
Secular holiday : Came into effect on Sept 20, 2015, replacing the Interim Constitution of 2007. The Constitution was drafted by the Second Constituent Assembly following the failure of the First Constituent Assembly to produce a constitution in its mandated period. The constitution was endorsed by 90% of the total lawmakers. Out of 598 CA members, 507 voted in favor of the constitution while 25 voted against and 66 members of the Constituent Assembly mainly representing political parties based in Terai boycotted the final debates on the constitution as a protest against states delimitation and inclusion of minorities and Madhesi population in the national and public life. [Wikipedia]

Ghatasthapana

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Monday September 26, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : First day of the Hindu Dashain Festival. Kalash, (holy water vessel) symbolizing the goddess Durga often with her image embossed on the side is placed in the prayer room.

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Friday September 30, 2022
School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Saturday October 1, 2022
School holidays :

Durga Puja (Saptami)

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Sunday October 2, 2022
Hinduism : Seventh day of the Dashain festival. Fulpati, which means sacred flowers and leaves , is collected for three days from the jungle. The jamara (a six inch tall yellow grass) and kalash (holy vessel) to be used by the Royal Family are brought from the ancestral palace (the original royal palace used during Prithivi Narayan Shah's reign) in Gurkha in a three-day parade complete with military regiment and priests.

Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami

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Monday October 3, 2022
Hinduism : The main festival in Bengal in tribute to goddess Durga. Bengalis celebrate with new clothes and other gifts which are worn on the evenings when the family goes out to see the pandals (temporary structures set up to venerate Durga).

Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)

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Tuesday October 4, 2022
Hinduism : On the tenth day of Dashian, Dashami, the eldest of the family will give tika to all others. Parents will do this for their children and married children will visit their parents for this occasion.

Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)

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Wednesday October 5, 2022
Hinduism : The victory of Durga on evil forces, the destruction of Vasanas (subjectivity, selfishness, desires...) and the achievement of the deepest Self. Dominance of Saraswati (pure science) over Lakshmi (applied science)

Public holiday

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Thursday October 6, 2022
Secular holiday :

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Friday October 7, 2022
School holidays :

Public holiday

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Friday October 7, 2022
Secular holiday :

Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday October 8, 2022
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Lakhshmi Puja

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Sunday October 9, 2022
Hinduism : The third day of the Tihar Festival of Lights is called Laxmi puja . This is the day when Nepalis worship the goddess of wealth. On this day, early in the morning the cow is worshipped. Tika is put on her head and a garland around her neck, and then she feasts with delicious food. A cow also symbolises wealth and she is the most holy animal for Hindus.

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Tuesday October 11, 2022
School holidays :

Public holiday

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Monday October 24, 2022
Secular holiday :

Public holiday

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Tuesday October 25, 2022
Secular holiday :

Govardhan Puja

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Wednesday October 26, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) :

Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama

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Thursday October 27, 2022
Hinduism : Called Bhaubeej in India, this is a Bhai Bij legend in Hindu mythology: after slaying Narkasur, Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra who gave him a warm welcome with sweets and flowers. She also affectionately applied tilak on Krishna's forehead. Since then the custom of celebrating Bhaubeej or Bhai Bij started. Carrying forward the Bhaubeej ceremony in traditional style, sisters' perform arti of their brother and apply a red tika on the brother's forehead. This teeka ceremony, on the occasion of Bhai Bij signifies sister's sincerest prayers for the long and happy life of her brother. In return brothers bless their sisters and treat them with Bhaubeej or cash gifts. (Wikipedia)

Chhath

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Sunday October 30, 2022
Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.

Chhath

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Sunday October 30, 2022
cards/flowers : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.

Optional holiday

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Tuesday November 8, 2022
Sikhism : Guru Nanak Dev birthday (1469-1539). Founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus. Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanak’s divinity and religious authority only observed by the Sikh community