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Holidays and Observances in Nepal in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in Nepal in 2020

Date NameType
Jan 15WednesdayMaghe SankrantiOptional Holiday
Jan 25SaturdaySonam Losar (Tamang New Year)Optional Holiday
Jan 29WednesdayBasant PanchamiAcademic Holiday
Jan 30ThursdayMartyrs' Memorial DayObservance
Feb 19WednesdayNational Democracy DayObservance
Feb 21FridayMaha ShivaratriPublic Holiday
Feb 24MondayGyalpo LosarOptional Holiday
Mar 8SundayNari DibasPublic Holiday
Mar 9MondayHoli Purnima (Hill region)Local holiday
Mar 10TuesdayHoli Purnima (Terai region)Local holiday
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 24TuesdayGodhe YatraLocal holiday
Apr 2ThursdayRam NawamiPublic Holiday
Apr 13MondayNepali New YearPublic Holiday
Apr 23ThursdayLoktantra DiwasObservance
May 1FridayMajdoor DivasPublic Holiday
May 7ThursdayBuddha JayantiPublic Holiday
May 25MondayRamjan Edul Fikra (Tentative Date)Optional Holiday
May 28ThursdayGanatantra Diwas (Republic Day)Observance
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason
Aug 1SaturdayEdul AajahaOptional Holiday
Aug 3MondayJanai PurnimaPublic Holiday
Aug 11TuesdayShree Krishna JanamashtamiPublic Holiday
Aug 11TuesdayGai JatraPublic Holiday
Aug 21FridayHartalika TeejOptional Holiday
Aug 23SundayRishi PanchamiPublic Holiday
Aug 26WednesdayGaura ParbaOptional Holiday
Sep 1TuesdayIndra JatraPublic Holiday
Sep 7MondayCivil Service DayPublic Holiday
Sep 10ThursdayJitiyaOptional Holiday
Sep 19SaturdayConstitution DayPublic Holiday
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 17SaturdayGhatasthapanaPublic Holiday
Oct 23FridayPhulpati (Dashain)Public Holiday
Oct 24SaturdayAstami (Dashain)Public Holiday
Oct 25SundayNawami (Dashain)Public Holiday
Oct 26MondayDashami (Dashain)Public Holiday
Oct 27TuesdayEkadashi (Dashain)Public Holiday
Oct 28WednesdayDuwadashi (Dashain)Public Holiday
Oct 30FridayKojagrat PurnimaPublic Holiday
Nov 15SundayLaxmi Puja (Tihar)Public Holiday
Nov 16MondayGobhardan Pujan (Tihar)Public Holiday
Nov 17TuesdayBhai Tika (Tihar)Public Holiday
Nov 20FridayChhat ParwaOptional Holiday
Nov 30MondayGuru Nanak JayantiPublic Holiday
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayOptional Holiday
Dec 29TuesdayUdhauli ParvaOptional Holiday
Dec 30WednesdayTamu LhosarOptional Holiday

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