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List of Public Holidays in Nepal 2081 BS (2024-2025 AD)

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List of Public Holidays in Nepal 2081, 2024, 2025

List of Public Holidays in Nepal 2081 BS (2024-2025 AD)

The government of Nepal has given a public holiday for 35 days in the year 2081 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.

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 2081:

Saturday Holiday:

  • Baishakh - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Jestha - 5, 12, 19, 26
  • AShad - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Shrawan - 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Bhadra - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Ashoj - 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Kartik - 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Mangsir - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Poush - 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Magh - 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Falgun - 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Chaitra - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Festival Holidays:

(A) Nepali New Year - Baishakh 1, Saturday

(B) Ram Navami - Baishakh 5, Wednesday

(C) Chandi Purnima (Baishakh Purnima), Buddha Jayanti,  Ubhauli Festival of Kirant Community (Rai, Limubu, Yakkha, sunuwar etc.) - Jestha 10, Thursday

(D) Raksha Bandhan - Bhadra 3, Monday

(E) Shree Krishna Ashtami (Krishna Janmashtami) - Bhadra 10, Monday

(F) Ghatasthapana - Ashoj 17, Thursday

(G) Dashain Festival: Ashoj 27, Thursday to Ashoj 28 Monday (Phulpati to Dwadashi)

(I) Tihar Festival (Kartik 15, Thursday  to Kartik 19, Monday:

- Laxmi Puja - Kartik 15, Thursday

- Mha Puja, Nepal Sambhat Starts, Govardhan Puja (Kartik 17, Saturday)

- Bhai Tika / Kija Puja (Kartik 18, Sunday)

(J) Chhat Festival - Kartik 22, Thursday

(H) Christmas Day (December 25, Poush 10, Wednesday)

(I) Dhaynya Puja - Udhauli Festival of Kirat Community, Yomari Punhi (Jyapu Diwas) - Mangsir 30, Sunday

(K) Tamu Lhosar - Poush 15, Monday

(L) Maghi Festival / Maghe Sankranti - Magh 1, Tuesday

(M) Sonam Lhosar - Magh 17, Thursday

(N) Mahashivaratri - Falgun 14, Wednesday

(O) Gyalpo Losar (Sherpa Community) - Falgun 16, Friday

(P) Day of Eid Festival (Eid al-Fitr) of Muslim Religion

(Q) Bakra Eid (El Al Adha) of Muslim Religion

(R) Phagu Purnima (Holi) 

- Falgun 29, Thursday (56 districts of hilly and mountain)

- Chaitra 1, Friday (21 Districts: Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Udayapur, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara, Parsa, Nawalparasi-Bardaghat Susta East, Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Kailali, and Kanchanpur)

Public holidays only for specific religions, cultures, geographical areas and places:-

(a) Gaijatra - Bhadra 4, Tuesday (only for Newar community across the country).

(b) Gaura festival - Bhadra 10,  Monday.

(c) Siruwa-Pawani Festival -  Five districts that celebrate the Siruwa-Pawani Festival (Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Siraha and Saptari).

Public Holiday For female employees only:

(a) Haritalika (Teej) fast on Bhadra 21, Friday.

(b) Jitiya festival - Ashoj 9, Wednesday (celebration of Jitiya festival- for women employees).

Public Holiday For educational institutions only:-

Vasant Panchami – Magh 21, Monday

Jatra Holidays (Kathmandu Valley only):-

(a) Gaijatra – Bhadra 4, Tuesday

(b) Indra Jatra – Ashoj 1, Tuesday

(c) Matsyendranath Voto-showing Jatra (on the day of the Jatra)

(d) Ghode Jatra – Chaitra 16, Saturday

Public Holidays for Diwas

Public holidays throughout the country:-

(a) World Labor Day (May 1), Baishakh 19, Wednesday.

(b) Republic Day on Jestha 15, Tuesday.

(c) Constitution Day (National Day) - Ashoj 3, Thursday.

(d) Martyr's Day - Wednesday 16th January.

(e) National Democracy Day (Rastriya Prajatantra Diwas) on Falgun 7, Wednesday.

(f) International Women's Day (March 8) Falgun 24, Saturday

For employees with disabilities only:-

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) - Tuesday 18th of Mangsir (only for all employees within Nepal with disabilities).

Jayanti Holidays:

Public Jayanti holiday for all across the country:-

(a) Buddha Jayanti - Thursday 10th of Jetha.

(b) Prithvi Jayanti (National Unity Day) on Saturday 27th Poush.

Only for the followers of respective religions:-

(a) Falgunand Jayanti, Sunday, 25th of Kattik - (Kirant religion followers)

(b) Mohammad Jayanti (Nepali Muslim)

(c) Guru Nanak Jayanti, 30th Friday, Friday - (Followers of Nepali Sikh religion)

Nationally observed but open office days:-

(a) National Day for Abolition of Caste Discrimination and Untouchability Monday 21st Jestha.

(b) Civil Service Day Saturday 22nd of Bhadra.

Nepali Missions abroad can manage and adjust public holidays by themselves up to a maximum of 18 days, taking into account the public holidays of the respective countries.

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