KATHMANDU, May 11: The Government of Nepal has decided to close public as well as private schools for two days a week, effective from May 16. According to Deepak Sharma, the Spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, a decision to this effect has already been taken, and both public and private schools have been directed to follow the decision.
Today, on the first day of the tenth month (Sauwal) according to the Arabic calendar Hijri, the entire Muslim community across the country is celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr by reciting special prayers(Namaz) and receiving blessings from their elderly ones.
During this festival, younger ones from the Muslim community go to their elderly ones for three days and receive blessings. It is customary to give sevai, dates, and other sweet delicacies to the relatives who come for blessings.
Americans hit the road in near-record numbers at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, as their eagerness to break free from coronavirus confinement overcame higher prices for flights, gasoline and hotels.
Chinese cinemas racked up record box-office revenues during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, as coronavirus travel curbs compelled millions to forego visits home during what is usually the world’s biggest annual domestic migration.
SHANGHAI, Jan 27: The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 81 on Monday, as the government extended the Lunar New Year holiday and more big businesses shut down or told staff to work from home in an effort to curb the spread.
Dashain is finally here and we all have plans as to how to fill all the free hours we shall soon have at our disposal. While some of us want to relax and just be lazy, quite a few of us will utilize this time to travel or catch up with friends and relatives.
Many Nepalis celebrate Dashain in a very grand way. But there are some among us who – for whatever reason it might be – don’t or can’t take part in the festivities. And if you are not tied by any cultural or religious customs, this long period of break where you have nothing to occupy you might get a little boring.
The majority of organizational practice and research focuses on exploring individuals’ creative capabilities while staying at work. An emerging strand of research supports the idea that employees’ job-related creativity can also be boosted as they take the time off.
DHANUSHA, Aug 27: Gyanendra Yadav, Minister for Internal Affairs and Law of Province 2 has padlocked the branch of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), Janakpur for violating the decision of the provincial government to observe public holiday on Sunday.
Yemen, June 19: “My mom said we don’t have enough money to buy new clothes this Eid because of the war,” proclaims Nassem, a young Yemeni girl. Instead, her hands are adorned with hena’a — a black liquid applied to form intricate designs to the skin. “I want dad to see my hands, he’ll like it, Nassem says.
You know what the turn of every Nepali New Year brings? Calendars! Lots and lots of them! Most of us should already be stocked up on calendars for 2075 or are just waiting for the assorted cement factories, federations, banks, and social organizations to give out these freebies so that we can take them home and maybe give out a few to our family members.
LAMJUNG, Jan 12: The Tamang Community here has demanded to withdraw the public holiday declared by the government on January 18 on the occasion of Sonam Lhosar, citing Sonam Lhosar falls on February 16.
Christmas and New Year definitely call for a short vacation. It’s also that time of the year when most schools and colleges close for winter vacation so if you have kids then this is perhaps the perfect time to take them on a much-needed break. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, it actually wouldn’t be a bad idea to go somewhere where you will be able to enjoy this festive season in all its glory.
DAMAK, Nov 2: Followers of the Kirant faith have demanded that the government announce a public holiday throughout the country on the birth anniversary of Phalgunanda Lingden, the pioneer preacher of Kirat religion.
Writing your first book is no mean feat, as all aspiring authors out there will know. All credit, then, to these super-talented writers, who achieved fame, fortune and some even a dizzying array of literary prizes all from their debut novels. And there can be no better time to grab some inspiration from such fantastic authors than Dashain holidays. We suggest you pick a novel from the following list of debut novels to read this festive season.
KATHMANDU, June 19: The Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) has decided to communicate to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) for announcing a public holiday in 35 districts across province no 1, 5 and 7 on June 28 in view of the second phase of local level election.
KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): The government has withdrawn its decision to grant public holiday on Friday, the day when President Bidya Devi Bhandari returns home from her state visit to India.
The Ministry of Home Affairs took the decision amid widespread criticisms of the decision of the government to grant public holiday both on the days of the president’s departure to India and her return home.
KATHMANDU, April 17: It’s over and it’s done. You might be wondering what this is about. Well, we waited 13 years for the dreaded “SLC” (now SEE) to show up at our doors, and look, how it flew by in just mere seconds of our lives. It’s over, and while some of us are enjoying our holidays to a full blast, some of us are still caught up in what to do and what not to do. Fear no more because here are eight productive things to save you from the inevitable boredom.
It seems that, more often than not, stress is an inevitable part of holiday preparations. We stress about the planning before going on a vacation and upon returning find ourselves stressing some more about finances and the pending work we have yet to complete. But, it needn’t be that way. The Week talked to a few travel enthusiasts to find out how they make their holidays relatively stress free and what they do to minimize the pre and post travel tension.
Sales of the Apple Watch to consumers set a record during the first week of holiday shopping, and the current quarter is on track to be the best ever for the product, Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook told Reuters.
KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the government will not backtrack from the decision on announcing public holiday on the day of visit by Indian President Pranab Mukharjee.
KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Friday defended the government's Thursday's decision to give nationwide public holiday during the visits by the heads of state of two neighboring countries--India and China.
KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the government decided to observe a public holiday for Chinese and Indian presidents’ Nepal visits as per the suggestion of the political leaders and security agencies.
KATHMANDU, Oct 28: The All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), a student’s wing of the CPN-UML, on Friday said it will launch a strong agitation if the government does not withdraw its decision to observe a public holiday during the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee’s upcoming state visit to Nepal.
LIVERPOOL, Oct 15: Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has expressed his frustration at his team having to play two Premier League matches inside 48 hours over the holiday period, suggesting such fixture congestion is to blame for England's poor results at major tournaments.
Everybody has their own favorite aspects of the Dashain season, however, as we found out, it’s not only the festivities and time off work that people are looking forward to. As expected, avid readers around town have big plans to capitalize on their time off. So with the festival celebrations right at our doorsteps, The Week asked them to share some of the books on this holiday’s ‘To Read’ list as well as review whether the annual vacations really help bolster their reading habits.