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Janai Purnima 2023 in Nepal

Raksha Bandhan (or Raksha Bandhana) is a Hindu festival that celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters, and families, on the full moon of the Hindu month of Shravana (Shravan Poornima), or around July and August. This day is also called Brother and Sister Day.

Is Janai Purnima a Public Holiday?

Janai Purnima is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan celebrates the bond between siblings.


About Janai Purnima

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Janai Purnima Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2016–2023.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016ThuAug 18Janai PurnimaPublic Holiday
2017MonAug 7Janai PurnimaPublic Holiday
2018SunAug 26Janai PurnimaObservance
2019ThuAug 15Janai PurnimaPublic Holiday
2020MonAug 3Janai PurnimaPublic Holiday
2021SunAug 22Janai PurnimaPublic Holiday
2022FriAug 12Janai PurnimaPublic Holiday
2023WedAug 30Janai PurnimaPublic Holiday

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