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.

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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, Sept 12: The government has declared a public holiday on Thursday to mourn the death of CPN-UML leader and Constituent Assembly Chairman Subash Chandra Nembang.

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.

KARNALI, Aug 21: The Karnali province government has declared a public holiday today to mark the province’s establishment day and martyr's day.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The Karnali Province government has announced a public holiday on the occasion of 'Sharwan Sankranti and Deuda Parba' today.

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, May 24: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has declared a public holiday in Kathmandu Valley on Thursday on the occasion of the Bhoto Jatra procession.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary Gagan Thapa has said that the government should be pressured to make a law so that public holidays cannot be granted arbitrarily.

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, Dec 31: Pokhara Metropolitan City Office has announced a public holiday on Sunday to mark the inauguration and operation of Pokhara International Airport (PRIA).

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, Nov 15: The government has decided to give public holidays from November 18 to 21 in schools where polling stations are located.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: The government has announced a public holiday on October 18 to mourn the demise of centenarian Satya Mohan Joshi.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Expressing grief over the demise of centenarian Satya Mohan Joshi, the government has declared a public holiday.

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, June 6: The government has withdrawn its earlier decision to enforce two-day a week public holiday beginning June 15.

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, May 10: The government has announced a public holiday on May 13, the day of local polls.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The private education institutions have decided not to provide holidays for two days a week as decided by the government recently.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The government has announced a public holiday on Tuesday (tomorrow) on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

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 27: The government has decided to go for two public holidays - on Saturday and Sunday - every week, with effect from May 15.

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, March 11: The government has decided to give 43 days of public holiday in 2079 BS. The Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to give 43 days leave in the coming 2079 BS except for Saturday.

JANAKPURDHAM, Jan 18: The Madhes provincial government has declared a public holiday in the province on Tuesday to celebrate the naming of the province and determination of its permanent capital.

KANCHANPUR, Jan 13: Tharu people of Shuklaphanta Municipality have demanded a three-day public holiday on the occasion of the Maghi festival.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to grant public holiday on December 19.

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.

Ghode Jatra being celebrated today

April 11, 2021 09:32 am

KATHMANDU, April 11: Ghode Jatra, also known as Horse Racing Day, is being celebrated in Kathmandu today. The government has granted a public holiday on the occasion within the Valley.

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The government has decided to grant a public holiday on January 14 on the occasion of Maghe or Makar Sankranti festival.

KATHMANDU, April 28: The government has decided to declare public holiday during the lockdown period.

HETAUDA, Jan 14: Bagmati province government has declared public holiday at all 13 districts of the province on January 24 on the occasion of Sonam Lhosar.

SURKTH, Jan 14: Karnali state government has declared public holiday on Maghi festival, the main festival of the Tharu community.

POKHARA, Jan 10: Gandaki Provincial Government has announced a public holiday on Maghe Sakranti, the first day of Nepali month of Magh that falls on January 15 this year.

Gorkha, Dec 17: On the occasion of Prithvi Jayanti day on Poush 27th, Gorkha municipality has declared a public holiday for the municipality.

KASKI, Nov 27:A three-day holiday has been announced for schools in Kaski district constituency-2, which have been assigned as the polling centres for the by-election.

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KATHMANDU, June 7: The government has announced a public holiday on coming Sunday or June 9 to be effective in the Kathmandu Valley to observe the Bhoto Jatra.

Public holiday on Wednesday

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KATHMANDU, June 4: Government has announced a public holiday on June 5 to observe the Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest festival of the Muslim community.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Government has announced a public holiday on June 6 to observe the Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest festival of the Muslim community.

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.