The Government of Nepal has made public the list of public holidays in the year 2079 BS. The Ministry of Home Affairs, while publishing the information in the Gazette, has made public the following details about the following public, festival and leave and office hours for all government offices and public bodies in a year from April 1, 2079 BS to mid-April, 2079 BS.
According to the information, in 79 years, there will be more than 90 days of public holidays including Saturday. However, some leave is only for religion, region and community.
See 2079 Holiday List ”
1. Yearly Saturday holidays:
(A) Vaishakh – 3.10.17,24,31
(B) Jeth – 7, 14, 21, 28
(C) Asar- 4.11.18
(D) July 7, 14, 21, 28
(E) August – 4, 11, 18, 25
(F) Asoj – 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
(G) October – 184.108.40.206
(H) Mangsir- 3,10,17,24
(H) Pus – 2,9,16,23,30
(J) Magh – 7, 14, 21, 28
(K) Phagun-6, 13, 20, 27
(L) Chait – 4, 11, 18, 25
2.1 Nationwide public holidays:
(A) New Year – Thursday 1st of Vaishakh.
(B) Ubouli festival of Kirant community including Rai, Limbu, Yakkha, Sunuwar, on Chandi Purnima (Vaishakhpurnima) – Monday, May 20.
(C) Rakshabandhan – Friday, August 10
(D) Shrikrishna Janmashtami – Friday the 3rd of August.
(E) Ghatsthapana – Monday 10th September.
(F) Chhath Festival – Sunday the 13th of October.
(G) Udhauli festival of Kirant community, Yomri Punhi-Jyapu Day (on Dhanya Purnima) – Thursday, November 8.
(H) Christmas Day (December 25) – Sunday, December 10.
(I) Tamu Lhosar – Friday, December 15.
(J) Maghi Festival / Maghe Sankranti – Sunday, January 1.
(K) Sonam Lhosar – Sunday, January 8.
(L) Mahashivaratri – Saturday, March 20.
(E) Gallup Lhosar to be celebrated by Himalayan Indigenous tribes – Tuesday, March 25.
(E) The day of the festival of the followers of Islam, Bakr Eid (Eid ul Azha).
(O) The day of Eid (Eid ul Fitr) of the followers of Islam.
(F) In Phagu Purnima, in 56 districts including Himalayan and hilly districts on Monday 22nd March and in the following Terai districts on 23rd Tuesday.
2.2 Holidays that are public holidays only for religion, culture, geographical area and special place:
(A) Gaijatra – Friday 27th July (for Newar community across the country only).
(B) Gaura Parva – Saturday, September 6
(C) Mohammed Jayanti Day.
(D) Siruwa Pawani Day – Celebrated in Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Siraha and Saptari districts.
3. For female employees only:
(A) Haritalika Teej) Fasting – Tuesday, September 30.
B) Jitia Festival – Sunday 2nd September (for female employees celebrating Jitia Festival).
4. For educational institutions only:
Basanta Panchami – Thursday the 12th of January.
5. Jatra Vida (Kathmandu Valley only):
(A) Gaijatra – Friday the 27th of July.
(B) Indrajatra – Friday, September 8
(C) Matsyendranath’s Bhoto showing procession (the day of the procession).
(D) Ghodejatra – Tuesday, March 25.
6. Tenth leave:
From Sunday 16th September to Friday 21st September (from flowering to twelfth).
(Monday, November 7 to Friday, November 11):
(A) Lakshmi Puja – Monday, October 25.
(B) Gai Tihar – Tuesday, November 25.
(C) Mhapuja, Nepal Samvat Prarambha, Govardhan Puja – Wednesday, November 25.
(D) Bhaitika / Kija Puja – Thursday 10th of October.
8. Day off:
8.1 Public holidays throughout the country:
(A) World Labor Day – (May 1) Sunday, April 18.
(B) Republic Day – Sunday, May 30.
(C) Constitution Day (National Day) – Monday, September 20.
(D) National Democracy Day – Sunday, March 22
(E) International Women’s Day (March 8) – Wednesday, March 24.
8.2 For employees with disabilities only:
International Day of Persons with Disabilities, (December 3) Saturday, November 17 All employees with disabilities within Nepal 9. Birthday leave
9.1 Public Jubilee Holidays for All Nationwide:
Buddha Jayanti – Monday, May 2.
9.2 For followers of related religions only:
(A) Falgunand Jayanti – Friday the 25th of Kattik 1 (Kirant Dharmavalambi).
(B) Guru Nanak Jayanti. Tuesday, October 7 (Nepali Sikhs).