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

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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 next 3 months



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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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Week-end: Saturday




Name Date Kind
winter holiday (beginning)**Monday January 10, 2022School holidays 
Prithvi Jayanti*Tuesday January 11, 2022Buddhism (Theravada) 
Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja*Friday January 14, 2022Hinduism 
winter holiday (end)Monday January 17, 2022School holidays 
Democracy Day*Saturday January 29, 2022Secular holiday 
Ghatasthapana*Thursday October 7, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
mid-term holiday (beginning)Monday October 11, 2021School holidays 
Durga Puja (Saptami)*Tuesday October 12, 2021Hinduism 
Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami*Wednesday October 13, 2021Hinduism 
Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)*Thursday October 14, 2021Hinduism 
Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Friday October 15, 2021Hinduism 
Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)*Saturday October 16, 2021Hinduism 
Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Tuesday October 19, 2021cards/flowers 
mid-term holiday (end)Thursday October 21, 2021School holidays 
Lakhshmi Puja*Wednesday November 3, 2021Hinduism 
Govardhan PujaFriday November 5, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama*Saturday November 6, 2021Hinduism 
Chhath*Tuesday November 9, 2021Hinduism 
Chhath*Wednesday November 10, 2021cards/flowers 
parliamentary electionFriday November 12, 2021Special Events 
optional holiday**Friday November 19, 2021Sikhism 
parliamentary electionFriday November 19, 2021Special Events 
Hindu festival*Sunday December 19, 2021Hinduism 
Christmas DaySaturday December 25, 2021Catholic or protestant 

Winter holiday (beginning) -
Monday January 10, 2022

School holidays : Http://www.moepiu.gov.np
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Schooling in Nepal is mandatory till age 15
Teaching language: Nepalese, vernaculars
schools close on Saturday
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Dates confirmed till April 2022 (2077 Nepalese year)

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Prithvi Jayanti -
Tuesday January 11, 2022

Buddhism (Theravada) : Magh Sankrati in honor of the contribution of then King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the builder of modern Nepal


Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu/Tusu Puja -
Friday January 14, 2022

Hinduism : Celebration of the harvest, which is observed for three days: Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal and Mattu Pongal. A colourful and traditional festival with many a ceremony devoted to various deities and cattle races.


Winter holiday (end) -
Monday January 17, 2022

School holidays :


Democracy Day -
Saturday January 29, 2022

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.


Ghatasthapana -
Thursday October 7, 2021

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) -
Monday October 11, 2021

School holidays :


Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Tuesday October 12, 2021

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 -
Wednesday October 13, 2021

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) -
Thursday October 14, 2021

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) -
Friday October 15, 2021

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)


Vijaya Dashami (Dasera) -
Saturday October 16, 2021

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)


Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday October 19, 2021

cards/flowers :


Mid-term holiday (end) -
Thursday October 21, 2021

School holidays :


Lakhshmi Puja -
Wednesday November 3, 2021

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.


Govardhan Puja -
Friday November 5, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) :


Bhai Teeka/Panchak Yama -
Saturday November 6, 2021

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 -
Tuesday November 9, 2021

Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.


Chhath -
Wednesday November 10, 2021

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


Parliamentary election -
Friday November 12, 2021

Special Events :


Optional holiday -
Friday November 19, 2021

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


Parliamentary election -
Friday November 19, 2021

Special Events :


Hindu festival -
Sunday December 19, 2021

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.


Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021

Catholic or protestant :