Public Holidays List in Nepal 2081: With Government Notice

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List of Public Holidays in Nepal 2081

Here is a list of all the holidays along with their respective dates for Nepal in the year 2081:

  • Nepali New Year: Baishakh 1 (Saturday)
  • Ram Navami: Baishakh 5 (Wednesday)
  • Chandi Purnima, Buddha Jayanti, Ubhauli Festival of Kirant Community: Jestha 10 (Thursday)
  • Raksha Bandhan: Bhadra 3 (Monday)
  • Shree Krishna Ashtami (Krishna Janmashtami): Bhadra 10 (Monday)
  • Ghatasthapana: Ashoj 17 (Thursday)
  • Dashain Festival: Ashoj 27 to Kartik 1 (Thursday to Monday)
  • Tihar Festival: Kartik 15 to Kartik 19 (Thursday to Monday)
  • Laxmi Puja: Kartik 15 (Thursday)
  • Mha Puja, Nepal Sambhat Starts, Govardhan Puja: Kartik 17 (Saturday)
  • Bhai Tika / Kija Puja: Kartik 18 (Sunday)
  • Chhat Festival: Kartik 22 (Thursday)
  • Christmas Day: Poush 10 (Wednesday)
  • Dhaynya Puja – Udhauli Festival of Kirat Community, Yomari Punhi (Jyapu Diwas): Mangsir 30 (Sunday)
  • Tamu Lhosar: Poush 15 (Monday)
  • Maghi Festival / Maghe Sankranti: Magh 1 (Tuesday)
  • Sonam Lhosar: Magh 17 (Thursday)
  • Mahashivaratri: Falgun 14 (Wednesday)
  • Gyalpo Losar (Sherpa Community): Falgun 16 (Friday)
  • Eid al-Fitr: Date not specified
  • Bakra Eid (Eid al-Adha): Date not specified
  • Phagu Purnima (Holi): Falgun 29 (Thursday) in hilly and mountain districts, Chaitra 1 (Friday) in selected districts
  • Gaijatra: Bhadra 4 (Tuesday)
  • Gaura festival: Bhadra 10 (Monday)
  • Siruwa-Pawani Festival: Date not specified
  • Haritalika (Teej): Bhadra 21 (Friday)
  • Jitiya festival: Ashoj 9 (Wednesday)
  • Vasant Panchami: Magh 21 (Monday)
  • Gaijatra: Bhadra 4 (Tuesday)
  • Indra Jatra: Ashoj 1 (Tuesday)
  • Matsyendranath Voto-showing Jatra: Date not specified
  • Ghode Jatra: Chaitra 16 (Saturday)
  • World Labor Day (May 1): Baishakh 19 (Wednesday)
  • Republic Day: Jestha 15 (Tuesday)
  • Constitution Day (National Day): Ashoj 3 (Thursday)
  • Martyr’s Day: 16th January (Wednesday)
  • National Democracy Day (Rastriya Prajatantra Diwas): Falgun 7 (Wednesday)
  • International Women’s Day: March 8 (Falgun 24, Saturday)
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities: December 3 (Tuesday)
  • Buddha Jayanti: Date not specified
  • Prithvi Jayanti (National Unity Day): Saturday 27th Poush
  • Falgunand Jayanti: Sunday, 25th of Kattik
  • Mohammad Jayanti: Date not specified
  • Guru Nanak Jayanti: 30th Friday, Friday

Public Holidays in Nepal 2081: Government Notice

list of public holidays in nepal

Festive Holidays: Celebrating Culture and Tradition

  • Nepali New Year
  • Ram Navami
  • Buddha Jayanti/Ubhauli Parwa
  • Rakshyabandhan/Janai Purnima
  • Krishna Janmashtami
  • Ghatasthapana
  • Dashain Holidays (Phulpati to Dwadashi – 5 days)
  • Tihar Holidays (Laxmi Puja to day after Bhai Tika – 4 days)
  • Chhath
  • Christmas Day
  • Udhauli Parwa/Yomari Punhi
  • Tamu Lhosar
  • Maghe Sankranti
  • Sonam Lhosar
  • Maha Shivaratri
  • Gyalpo Lhosar
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Fagu Purnima/Holi

Specific Day Holidays: Commemorating Remarkable Events and Personalities

  • Gai Jatra (Kathmandu valley only)
  • Indrajatra (Kathmandu valley only)
  • Ghode Jatra (Kathmandu valley only)
  • Bhoto Dekhaune Jatra (Kathmandu valley only)
  • Gaura Parwa
  • Teej (Women only)
  • International Women’s Day (Women only)
  • Jitiya Parwa (Only for women who celebrate)

National Days: Upholding Patriotism and Constitutional Values

  • Republic Day
  • Constitution Day
  • Shahid Diwas
  • National Democracy Day
  • Prithvi Jayanti
  • Labour Day/May Day

The comprehensive list of public holidays for the Nepali year 2081 BS reflects the rich cultural diversity, religious harmony, and historical significance embedded within Nepali society.

These holidays not only provide opportunities for celebration and reflection but also serve as occasions to strengthen social bonds, promote unity, and uphold cherished traditions.

As citizens and residents of Nepal, embracing these holidays fosters a sense of belonging and pride in the nation’s heritage, while also honoring the values of inclusivity, respect, and solidarity.

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