List of Public Holidays in Nepal 2080 BS (2023-2024 AD)
The government of Nepal has given a public holiday for 35 days in the year 2080 to be applicable all over the country. According to the notification published in the gazette on Thursday, 35 days leave has been given for various festivals, birthdays and birthdays. In which the longest holiday is 6 days in Dashain and 5 days in Tihar.
The government has also given a holiday on 27 Poush for Prithvi Jayanti and 1 Falgun for Jana Yudda Diwas. In addition to the public holidays applicable throughout the country, public holidays have been given in Kathmandu Valley for Gaijatra, Ghodejatra, Machhendranath Voto Dekhaune and Indrajatra. All over the country, holidays have been given for women on Tij and Jitiya festivals.
Holidays are given to the respective communities on Falgunanda Jayanti, Guru Nanak Jayanti and Mohammad Jayanti.
This notice is published as the Government of Nepal has decided to determine the following public, festive and speculative holidays and office hours for all government offices and public bodies for one year from Baishakh 1 to Chaitra end of the year 2080:
1) Saturday holidays throughout the year 2080 BS:
(a) Baisakh- 2,9,16,23,30
(b) Jestha - 6, 13, 20, 27
(c) Ashad - 2,9,16,23,30
(d) Shrawan - 6, 13, 20, 27
(e) Bhadra - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 8
(f) Ashoj - 6, 13, 20, 27
(g) Kartik - 4,11,18, 25
(h) Mangsir - 2, 9, 16, 23, 20
(i) Poush -7, 14, 21, 28
(j) Magh - 6,13, 20, 27
(K) Falgun - 5, 12,129, 26
(L) Chaitra 3, 10, 17, 24
2) Festive Holidays:
2.1) Public holidays across the country:
(A) New Year - Baishakh 1, Friday.
(b) Rai, Limbu, Yakkha, Sunuwar etc. Ubhauli festival of Kirant community - Chandi Purnima (Purnima Purnima) - Baisakh 22, Friday.
(c) Raksha Bandhan - Bhadra 14, Thursday.
(d) Shri Krishna Janmashtami - Bhadra 20, Wednesday.
(e) Ghatasthapana - Ashoj 28, Sunday.
(f) Dashain holidays - Kartik 4, Saturday to Kartik 9, Thursday (Phulpati to Dwadashi).
(g) Tihar Holidays (from Kartik 26, Sunday to Kartik 30, Thursday) :-
(h) Lakshmi Puja - Kartik 26, Sunday.
(i) Mha Puja, Nepal Sambat Starts, Govardhan Puja - Kartik 28, Tuesday.
(j) Bhai Tika/Kija Puja- Kartik 29, Wednesday.
(k) Chhath festival - Mangsir, 3, Sunday.
(l) Christian Feast Christmas Day, (December 25) - Poush 9, Monday.
(m) Udhauli festival of Kirant community, Yomari Punhi - Japu Day (Grain Full Moon) - Poush 10, Tuesday.
(n) Tamu Lhosar - Poush 15th Sunday.
(o) Magha Parba/Maghe Sankranti - Magha 1, Monday.
(p) Sonam Lhosar - Magh 27, Saturday.
(q) Mahashivratri - Falgun 25, Friday.
(r) Gyalpo Lhosar celebrated by the Himalayan tribal Sherpas - Falgun 28, Monday.
(s) The day of the Islamic festival of Eid (Eid ul Fitr).
(t) The day of Bakr Eid (Eid ul Azha), the festival of Islam.
(D) Fagupurnima (Holi)- Himalaya and Hilly including 56 districts Chaitra 11, Ayalay, and the following districts of Tarai - Chaitra 12, Monday.
Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Udayapur, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara, Parsa, Nawalparasi (Bardaghat Susta Purba), Nawalparasi (Bardaghat Susta Pashchim), Kapilvastu, Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Kailai and Kanchanpur)
2.2) Public festivals held only for specific religions, cultures, geographical areas and place:-
(a) Gaura festival - Bhadra 7, Thursday.
(b) Gaijatra - Bhadra 14, Thursday (only for Newar community across the country).
(c) Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Siraha and Saptari districts will celebrate the day-so festival on Siruva Pavani.
3) For women employees only:-
(a) Haritalika (Teej) - Ashoj 1 , Monday.
(b) Jitiya Parv - Ashoj 20, Sharbari (For women employees celebrating Jitiya Parv).
4) Only for educational institutions: - Vasant Panchami - Falgun 2, Badhbar.
5) Jatra Bida (Kathmandu Vally only):- (a) Gaijatra - Bhadra 14, Thursday.
(B) Indra Jatra - Ashoj 11, Thursday.
(c) Bhoto Dekhaune Jatra of Machindranath Jatra (the day of the Jatra).
(d) Horse Jatra - Chaitra 26, Monday.
6.1) Public holidays for all across the country:-
(a) World Workers' Day - (May 1) Baishakh 18, Monday.
(b) Republic Day - Jestha 15, Monday.
(c) Constitution Day (National Day) - Ashoj 3, Wednesday.
(d) Jana Yudda Diwas - Falgun 1, Tuesday.
(e) National Democracy Day (Rastriya Prajatantra Diwas) - Falgun 7, Monday.
(f) International Women's Day (March 8) - Falgun 25, Friday.
6.2) For disabled employees only: - International Day of Disability, (December 3) Mangsir 17, Sunday (only for all disabled employees within Nepal).
7.1) Public birthday holiday for all across the country:-
(A) Buddha Jayanti - Baishakh 22, Friday.
(b) Prithvi Jayanti (National Unity Day) - Poush 27, Friday.
7.2) Only for followers of the concerned religion:-
(a) Falgunanda Jayanti - Kartik 25, Saturday (Kirant Dharmavalambi).
(b) Muhammad Jayanti for Nepalese Muslims).
(c) Guru Nanak Jayanti - Mangsir 11, Monday (Nepali Sikhs).
Days in the nature of national celebration but office opening:-
(a) National Day for Abolition of Caste Discrimination and Untouchability - Jestha 21, Sunday.
(b) Civil Service Day - Bhadra 22, Friday.
(c) Martyr's Day - Magh 16, Tuesday.
Annual Day Festival