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.

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan visited Canada House in London on Tuesday to thank the High Commissioner for the hospitality they received during their Christmas holiday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: The government has announced October 30, the next day of ‘Bhai Tika’ as a public holiday. Bhai Tika is the most important day of Tihar or Deepawali, known as the festival lights.

Daraz introducing holiday packages

September 6, 2019 16:54 pm

Leading online marketplace in Nepal, Daraz, is offering holiday packages on the occasion of Dashain.

KATHMANDU, May 25: The Muslim Commission has demanded the government give public holiday during the major Muslim cultural festivals.

Ayanka’s Pre-Honeymoon?

March 25, 2019 17:09 pm

To mark their second love anniversary, Priyanka Karki and Ayushman Desraj Joshi holidayed in Bali, Indonesia.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The Federation of National Christian today took out a motorcycle rally in the central capital city demanding a public holiday on Christmas Day- December 25.

Holiday happiness

October 12, 2018 08:45 am

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.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Government has announced a public holiday on Sunday on the occasion of the Bhoto Jatra.

Holiday mentality

April 20, 2018 07:45 am

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.

Public holiday is not a right: SC

April 20, 2018 06:47 am

KATHMANDU, April 20: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday said that public holiday is not a right of any individual but a matter of executive discretion.

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.

Holiday treats

December 1, 2017 11:59 am

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.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: The government has announced a public holiday on Friday, on the occasion of the birthday of Hazrat Mohammad, the propounder of Islam religion.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The government on Wednesday has defended its decision to cancel public holiday for Christmas on December 25.

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.

Govt announces public holiday on Friday

October 26, 2017 19:56 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: The government has decided to give a public holiday on Friday as well.

LONDON, Oct 10: Singer Mel B has taken a break from her ongoing divorce battle, and is enjoying holiday with mother and daughters on a luxury yacht.

Decorating a tree, shopping, and fireworks are all great and time-honored ways to celebrate the holidays in America, but other parts of the world have their own unique take on the season.

Your holiday reading list

September 22, 2017 12:49 pm

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, July 16: The upgrading of Biratnagar Milk Supply Scheme's capacity in producing powdered milk is expected to eradicate 'milk holiday' in Nepal.

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.

KATHMANDU: The widespread public criticism has forced the government to withdraw the public holiday announced on Friday on the arrival of President Bidya Devi Bhandari from India.

Kathmandu, April 17: The government's decision to announce two-day public holiday on the occasion of President Bidya Bhandari's state visit to India has invited criticism from various quarters.

KATHMANDU, April 16: The government has endorsed the upcoming state visit of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari to India.

Holiday hacks

March 10, 2017 09:34 am

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.

RUKUM, Jan 8: All the community schools in the district have closed down for 15 days after a surge in the cold wave and a dip in temperature.

CHITWAN, Dec 25: Minister for Urban Development Arjun Narshing KC has opined for declaring a public holiday on the occasion of National Unity Day: on Paush 27.

Public holiday on Christmas

December 24, 2016 17:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The government has decided to grant a public holiday on the occasion of Christmas on Sunday.

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.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27:  The government's decision to observe a public holiday during the upcoming Nepal visit of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has provoked a huge public outcry.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The government has decided to observe a public holiday during the Indian president, Pranab Mukherjee’s 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.

Holiday happiness

October 7, 2016 01:48 am

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.

Holiday fitness plans

September 30, 2016 00:02 am

I know I won’t be hitting the gym during Dashain holidays – they too will be closed for some festive fun. So I have already readied some home-based workout to follow during this time.

Public holiday on Tuesday

September 11, 2016 13:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The government has declared a public holiday on September 13 across the nation on the occasion of the Muslim festival of Bakr Eid, according to a press release issued today by the Home Ministry.

The weight you put on during your holidays tend to stick around for longer than you intended because, quite simply, many of us have trouble getting back into our earlier plans. However, there are some things I swear by to tackle the repercussions of your holiday dietary indulgences.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The government has announced public holiday in Kathmandu Valley for Friday on the occasion of Bhoto Jatra.

Public holiday tomorrow

July 6, 2016 13:34 pm

KATHMANDU, July 6: The government has announced a public holiday on Thursday (July 7) on the occasion of the Muslim's festival of Eid al-Fitr.

Kathmandu, July 5: The Home Ministry has said that its attention has been drawn towards news reports of Wednesday being a public holiday on the occasion of Eid al-fitr.