DHANKUTA, Nov 26: Dhankuta Municipality has declared a public holiday in Dhankuta district. On the occasion of Wadangmet festival, the main festival of the Aathpahariya caste, the municipality has given two days of public holiday.
KATHMANDU, Oct 4: "Even though we may not excel in positive aspects, Nepal has achieved a high position in the world in granting annual public holidays! And if we are not poor, who will be?” reads the first part of the post made by former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai on X (formerly Twitter) on Tuesday.
The nation is observing a public holiday today to mourn the passing of Subash Chandra Nembang, the esteemed Chairperson of the Constituent Assembly. He was one of the architects of Nepal's new constitution, paving the way to resolve the Maoist conflict peacefully and embrace a federal republican system.
KATHMANDU, Sep 1: The District Administration Office, Kathmandu had announced that it would provide a range of public services even during the public holidays, but it sees almost no arrival of service seekers.
KATHMANDU, June 21: The Sudurpaschim provincial government has declared a public holiday today expressing grief over the demise of Sudurpaschim Provincial Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Prithvi Bahadur Singh on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has instructed the banks and financial institutions (BFIs) to operate essential banking services today despite it being a public holiday. After the government announced a public holiday today, the central bank issued a notice and instructed all BFIs to operate at least the essential services.
KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The decision of the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government to declare a public holiday on Monday to mark the People's War Day has drawn severe backlash. A cabinet meeting held on Sunday took a decision to this effect.
KATHMANDU, Jan 15: An emergency meeting of the cabinet held on Sunday afternoon decided to observe one-day national mourning on Monday to mourn over the deaths of dozens of passengers and crew members in the Yeti Airline plane crash in Pokhara.
KATHMANDU, Jan 10: After a hiatus of 16 years, the government has decided to grant a public holiday on the birth anniversary of late king Pritihi Narayan Shah, who is also recognized as the founder of modern Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Nov 18: The government has requested the private sector to give two days of public holiday in their industries, corporation and offices for the November 20 elections to the House of Representatives and the Provincial Assembly.
KATHMANDU, July 9: The government has decided to grant a public holiday on the day of the Muslim festival of Bakra Eid (Eid ul Adha). The Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that a public holiday will be given across the country next Sunday (July 10).
KATHMANDU, June 15: The government’s decision to provide holiday two days a week has been revoked from today. As the decision taken on May 15 has been scrapped, the old system of office hours and weekend has been implemented, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
KATHMANDU, May 22: The government is preparing to review its decision to go for a two-day weekend after it received complaints that it was unworkable. The government has reached the stage of retreating due to the complexity in the implementation of the decision that was announced without proper study and homework.
KATHMANDU, May 13: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology on Wednesday directed all educational institutions to provide two days of holiday a week as per the decision of the Council of Ministers on April 26.
KATHMANDU, May 10: With the government announcing a two-day weekend coming into effect from next Sunday, the authorities responsible to provide public utility services will have to operate their services even on a public holiday if it follows the two-day weekend.
KATHMANDU, April 29: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to write to all local levels through the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration seeking an approval to use physical infrastructures and their premises from May 11 to 13 for the voting purpose during the time of the local level elections. The physical infrastructures include public schools, ward offices, health posts and others.
KATHMANDU, April 17: The discussion was held about providing two days of holidays a week and running the office five days a week from 9AM to 5PM in the meeting of the Council of Ministers held on April 7.
KATHMANDU, August 20: On the occasion of Gaijatra, the government has decided to give a public holiday on 23rd August, Monday, to the entire Newar community living across Nepal. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Thursday decided to give a public holiday to the Newar community residing in the Valley as well as across the country.
KAILALI, Jan 12: Kailari Rural Municipality in Kailali district has announced a three-day-long public holiday on the occasion of Maghi festival of Tharu community. The rural municipality decided to give three days of public holiday from January 12, Chairman of the Kailari Rural Municipality Lajuram Chaudhary said.
DANG/RUKUM, Sept 18: Province 5 declared a public holiday on May 29 on the occasion of Republic Day. However, the District Administration Office (DAO) directed the offices under the central government to resume their operation against the decision of the provincial government.