List of Public Holidays in Nepal 2073 B.S. (2016 – 2017)

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Nepal is such a Asian country which has one holiday once a week. One holiday is given per week. Officially, Saturday is given as a day off and other remaining six days are the working days of Nepal. But this same trend is not followed by majority of INGOs operated in Nepal. As we know the most of countries in the world follow two days holidays per week. They are Saturday and Sunday. But this south Asian country Nepal has only one holiday per week. But the one 1 day less weekly holiday is compensated by a large number of festival holidays that come all year round. Because there are 100s of festival celebrated in all the round year. We have present the list of Public Holidays in Nepal 2073 in special way.

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List of Public Holidays in Nepal 2073 B.S. (2016 – 2017)

Here is a detail list of public holidays in Nepal 2073 B.S. (2016- 2017). This list of public holidays in Nepal 2073 B.S. may goes to list of public holiday for the year of 2016 and 2017.

National holidays Nepal 2016 or National holidays Nepal 2073

Government holidays in Nepal 2016/ Government holidays in Nepal 2073


For the year 2073 (2016 – 2017), there are 42 days public holidays in Nepal, These public holidays or national holidays are nationwide excluding Saturdays. The national holidays for festivals do not fall on the same date every year. Because there are running Nepali calendar, not English calendar which is according to Lunar days or Thitis. It means the fact of Nepali festival dates are celebrated according to Lunar Days / Tithis. For your kind information, set in your mind that some festivals of Nepal are region specific. That means holidays are given by the government on a certain festival within a certain city. Read the list of Public Holidays in Nepal 2073. Image src

See Also: List of Public Holidays in Nepal 2016

see also: National holidays Nepal 2016 or National holidays Nepal 2073

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The diversity of geographical features directly determine the peoples’ styles and their activities. As a result, diffrent life styles are found from Terai to Himalayan.

Events, Celebration and Festivals in Himalayan region:

The climate is dry, windy and snowy (cold). People make houses made of stone and clay. The roof of the house is thatched or of stone. People wear thick woolen clothes made from sheep’s and other animals’ fur. Bakkhu, Docha, Pangden, etc are the main clothes. They eat Dhindo (a pudding like food made from millet or maize) rice, bread, potato and meat. Potato is the staple food. The main inhabitants are Byansi, Humli, Jumli, Thakali, Laho, Sherpa, Tamang, Mangal, Dolpo and Jad. They rear animals. The main occupation is animal husbandry. Sheep, goats and yaks are animals they rear. Silver ornament are mainly used by the people in Himalayan region.

Buddhism is main religion. So, they celebrate Losar with great pomp.

Events, Celebration and Festivals in Hilly region:

Hilly region is situated in the central part of Nepal. The environment and climate is the people’s attraction. the houses are made up of stone and clay with thatched in village whereas there are multi-storey concrete houses in cities. People of this region mainly wear daura, suruwal, coat, cap, patuka, and kachhad (males), gunyo, choli, sari, majetro ghalek, hakupatasi, mekhali males). Married women also wear pote and tilahari. Similarly, rice is the main food. They eat bread, meat, milk and its products, gundruk, etc. In this region, caste like Chhetri, Bahun, Rai, Limbu, Tamang, Newar, Gurung, Magar, Dhami danuwar live. People are mainly involved in agriculture, industry, trade and business.

People here mainly follow Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Muslim. The major festivals celebrated in this region are :- Dashain, Tihar, Ubhauli, Udhauli, etc .

Events, Celebration and Festivals in Terai or Madhesh region:

Terai region lies in the southernmost part. It is hot in this region. The houses are small, made up of wood, bamboo especially the village  but   houses cities   are   multi-storyed concrete made.  The houses artistically designed.   Bread and rice are the staple food. Pulse, vegetables, fruits like mango, jackfruits, etc. also the food mainly eaten. Since, it is hot, people wear light cotton clothes Lungi, dhoti, kurtha, Kamiz,shirt (males), sari, cholo, blaus, lehenga (female) are the clothes people wear. Tharus, Rajbansis, Musahars, Rajput, Satars,Yadav Jha, Bahun, Chhetri and Musalman are the major castes who live in terai. It main occupation is agriculture but they’re involved in trade, business, industry services, etc.

Hinduism and Islam are the main religions followed by the people of this region. Similarly, Jainism and Christianity are also followed. Dashain Chhath, Holi, Diwali, Shiva Ratri, Bakarid, Moharran, Mahavir Jayanti are so of the festivals celebrated in Terai.

This is a post dedicated to listing all the Nepal public holidays for the year 2073 Bikram Samvat. (2016 – 2017 in Julian Calendar). You can also see those Nepal public holidays or Nepal national holidays in our Nepali Calendar. The public holidays are given a reddish color in the Nepali calendar. Saturdays without any events are not included in this list. here is the list of Public Holidays in Nepal 2073.

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List of National days in Nepal 2073 B.S. (2016 – 2017)

Now some suggestions may be relevant to the newly arriving tourists in this country. While you are traveling in Nepal, Nepali holiday vocational day may pay your attention. So it may help you while in Nepal. Respect the Nepalese holiday, vacations and their traditions. There is no barrier of language, no behavioural difficulties, no big gap of communication and no need of text books to be swallowed because Nepalese people have been a man of ancient value aspiring to do something for the nation. You will like such simplicity everywhere in Nepal for the continuous flow of education.

The List of Public Holidays in Nepal 2073 Bikram Samvat (2016 – 2017):

नेपालीमा: नेपालमा वि.सं. 2073 सालमा पर्ने सार्वजनिक बिदाहरुको सूचि

  1. Baishak 1 : Apr 13, 2016, Tuesday : Nepali New year
  2. Baishak 3 : April 15, 2016 Friday : Shree Ram Nawami, Ram jayanti
  3. Baishak 11 : Apr 24, 2016 Saturday : Loktantra Diwas
  4. Baishak 19 : May 1, 2016  Sunday: Labor Day,
  5. Jestha 8 :May 21, 2016 Saturday: Buddha Jayanti,  Ubhauli Parva, Baisakh Purnima, Ranikot Bhagbhairav parva, Ghatu Nach Bisarjan,
  6. Jestha 15 : May 28, 2016 Saturday : Ganatantra Diwas
  7. Bhadra 2 : Aug 18, 2016 Thursday : Janai Purnima / Rakshabandhan, Gosainkunda Mela, Rasuwa mela, Janakpur Dhanushsagar Mela, Brother Sister Mela, Lalitpur Kumbheswar Mela, Solu Dudhkunda Mela
  8. Bhadau 9 : August 25, 2016 Thursday : Shree Krishna Janmastami, Gaura Parva
  9. Bhadau 19 : Sep 4, 2016 Sunday :  Haritalika Teej Festival (only for women)
  10. Bhadau 22: Sep 7, 2016 Wednusday : Nijamati Diwas in Nepal (Bidesh Sthith Nepali Niyog ka karmachari haru lai bida)
  11. Bhadau 30 : Sep 15, 2016, Thursday : Kumari Indra Jatra (Holiday in Kathmandu Valley only)
  12. Aswin 3 : Sep 19, Monday 2016 : Sambidhan Diwas, New Constitution 2015 / 2072 Day 
  13. Ashoj 7 : September 23, 2016, Friday : Jitiya Parva : Jitiya parva manaune mahila haru lai bida… (Only for women who celebrate Jitiya festival)
  14. Aswin 15 : Oct 1, 2016 Tuesday : Ghatasthapana, Jyetha Nagrik Diwas
  15. Ashoj 22 : Oct 8, 2016  Saturday : Fulpati, dashain
  16. Ashoj 23 : Oct 9, 2016  Sunday:  Mahastami, dashain
  17. Ashoj 24 : Oct 10, 2016 Monday : Maha Nawami, dashain
  18. Ashoj 25 : Oct 11, 2016  Tuesday:  Bijaya Dashami, Dashain Tika
  19. Ashoj 26 : Oct 12, 2016, Wednesday : Ekdashi, Dashain
  20. Ashoj 27 : Oct 13, 2016, Thursday : Dwadashai, Dashain
  21. Ashoj 29 : Oct 15, 2016, Saturday : Kojagrat Purnima, Dashain
  22. Kartik 14 : Oct 30, 2016 Sunday : Laxmi Puja, Tihar, Deepawali, Sukhratri, Nepali Maha kavi (great poet) Laxmi Prasad Devkota Jayanti
  23. Kartik 15 : Oct 31, 2016  Monday : Mha Puja / Govardhan Puja, Gai Puja, Goru Puja, Hali Tihar, Gobalipuja
  24. Kartik 16 : November 1, 2016 Tuesday: Bhai tika
  25. Kartik 21 : November 6, 2016  Sunday : Chhath Puja Parwa
  26. Kartik 25 : November 10, Thursday 2016 : Kirat Dharm Guru shree Falgunand jayanti (only for rai limbu officials)
  27. Kartik 29 : November 14, Monday 2016 : Guru Nanak jayanti (only for officials of Shikh religiou citizens)
  28. Mangsir 28 : December 13, 2016, Tuesday : Udhauli Parva, Yomari Punhi, dhenswaro mela, Rastriya Jyapu Diwas,
  29. Poush 10 : Dec 25, 2016  Thursday : Christmas Day,
  30. Poush 15 : Dec 30, 2016, Wednesday : Tamu Lhosar
  31. Magh 1 : Jan 14, 2017 Saturday : Maghe Sankranti, Maghi Parva
  32. Magh 16 :Jan 29, 2017 Sunday: Martyrs Day (Sahid Diwas)
  33. Falgun 13 :Feb 24, 2017 Friday :Maha ShivaRatri, Nepali Army Day, Pashupatinath Mela,
  34. Falgun 16 : Feb 27, 2017 Monday :Gyalpo Lhosar
  35. Falgun 25 :Mar 08, 2017 Tuesday : Women’s Day, Nari Diwas
  36. Falgun 29 : Mar 5, 2017  Sunday : Holi Fagu Purnima in Hills region
  37. Falgun 30 : Mar 6, 2017 Monday : Holi Fagu Purnima in Terai region
  38. Chaitra 14 : March 27, 2017 Monday : Ghoda Jatra (Only Kathmandu Valley)
  39. Chaitra 23 : April 5, 2017, Wednesday : Ram Nawami, Ram Jayanti,
  40. Chaitra 27 : April 9, 2017, Sunday : Mahabir jayanti, (jain dharmalambi karmchari haru lai matra bida, only for jain religion officials)

Other Events Without a public holidays in Nepal 2073

to be continued…

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a Writer of 12 Nepali Books, Director of Maithili films, Founder of Radio Stations, Designer of Websites and Editor of Some Nepali Blogs.

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  1. Bhadau 30 : Aug 16, 2015 Wednesday : Haritalika Teej Festival (only for women), This is wrong, the English date should be Sep 16 2015 Wednesday, the month is mistakenly written as Aug.

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