Festivals & Public Holidays

List of public, national and bank holidays observed in Nepal in year 2023.

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Public Holidays in Nepal 2023

Nepal is a landlocked country mainly dominated by the Himalayan Mountains. The tiny nation is dotted with ancient temples and important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. The country represents a kaleidoscope of multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious and multi-cultural state. Hinduism (81%) and Buddhism (9%) are dominant religion in Nepal followed by Islam (4.4%) and Christian (1.4%). The country celebrates several Hindu festivals which are widely popular in India as well. The capital city of Kathmandu is the nerve center of cultural celebrations and economic hub in the country. Explore list of National holidays and festivals observed in Nepal.

All government offices, educational institutions and private sector companies are closed on declared national holidays in Nepal. However, please confirm with local authorities for any last minute changes.

National Holidays in Nepal 2023

Day Date Holiday Name Type
Wednesday Prithvi Jayanti Not A Public Holiday
Saturday Maghe Sankranti (Harvest festival) Regional Holiday
Sunday Sonam Losar (Tamang New Year) National Holiday
Saturday Maha Shivaratri National Holiday
Tuesday Fagu Purnima (Holi) National Holiday
Wednesday Nari Dibas National Holiday
Wednesday Fagu Purnima (Holi) National Holiday
Tuesday Ghode Jatra (Kathmandu Valley) Regional Holiday
Friday Nepali New Year National Holiday
Saturday Ramjan Edul Fikra (End of Ramadan) National Holiday
Friday Buddha Jayanti (Birth of Buddha) National Holiday
Thursday Edul Aajha (Feast of the Sacrifice) National Holiday
Friday Gaijatra (Kathmandu Valley) Regional Holiday
Wednesday Gaura Festival National Holiday
Monday Haritalika Teej (Women only) National Holiday
Wednesday Nepali Constitution Day (National Day) National Holiday
Thursday Indra Jatra (Kathmandu Valley) Regional Holiday
Saturday Phulpati National Holiday
Monday Maha Navami (Dashain) National Holiday
Tuesday Maha Ashtami (Dashain) National Holiday
Thursday Subha Vijaya Dashami (Dashain) National Holiday
Monday Gobardhan Puja National Holiday
Monday Bhai Tika National Holiday
Monday Laxmi Puja National Holiday
Sunday Chaath Puja National Holiday
Monday Guru Nanak's Birthday (Full moon of the month Kartik) National Holiday
Monday Christmas Day National Holiday
Tuesday Udhauli Parva Regional Holiday

Public Holidays in 2023

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