List of Public Holidays in Nepal 2074 B.S. (2017 – 2018)

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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 2074 in special way.

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List of Public Holidays in Nepal 2074 B.S. (2017 – 2018)

Here is a detail list of public holidays in Nepal 2074 B.S. (2017- 2018). This list of public holidays in Nepal 2074 B.S. may goes to list of public holiday for the year of 2017 and 2018.

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National holidays Nepal 2017 or National holidays Nepal 2074

Government holidays in Nepal 2017/ Government holidays in Nepal 2074


For the year 2074 (2017 – 2018), 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 2074. Image src

See Also: List of Public Holidays in Nepal 2017

see also: National holidays Nepal 2017 or National holidays Nepal 2074

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The diversity of geographical features directly determines the peoples’ styles and their activities. As a result, different 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 2074 B.S. (2017 – 2018)

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 2074 Bikram Samvat (2018 – 2018):

नेपालीमा: नेपालमा व.सं. 2074 सालमा पर्ने सार्वजनिक बिदाहरुको सूचि

  1. Baishak 1 : Apr 14, 2017, Friday : Nepali New year
  2. Baishak 18 : May 1, 2017  Sunday: Labor Day,
  3. Baishakh 27 : May 10, 2017 Saturday: Buddha Jayanti,  Ubhauli Parva, Baisakh Purnima, Ranikot Bhagbhairav parva, Ghatu Nach Bisarjan,
  4. Jestha 15 : May 29, 2017 Saturday : Ganatantra Diwas
  5. Asar 12 : June 6 Monday 2017: Roja ending, Idulfitar Id
  6. Shrawan 13 : July 28 Friday 2017: Nag Panchami, Janai Purnima / Rakshabandhan, Gosainkunda Mela, Rasuwa mela, Janakpur Dhanushsagar Mela, Brother Sister Mela, Lalitpur Kumbheswar Mela, Solu Dudhkunda Mela
  7. Shrawan 24 : Aug 8 2017 : Gai Jatra (Kathmandu valley only)
  8. Shrawan 30 : Aug 14 Monday 2017: Shree Krishna Janmashtami
  9. Bhadau 8 : Aug 24, 2017 Thursday :  Haritalika Teej Festival (only for women)
  10. Bhadau 13 : Aug 29 Tuesday : Gaura Parva
  11. Bhadau 30 : Sep 5, 2017, Tuesday : Kumari Indra Jatra (Holiday in Kathmandu Valley only)
  12. Bhadau 22: Sep 7, 2017 Thursday : Nijamati Diwas in Nepal (Bidesh Sthith Nepali Niyog ka karmachari haru lai bida)
  13. Bhadau 28 : Sep 13, 2017, Wednusday : Jitiya Parva (Only for women who celebrate Jitiya festival of madhesh terai people)
  14. Bhadau 29 : Sep 14, 2017, Thursday : BalDivas children’s Day (Holiday for Children only)
  15. Aswin 3 : Sep 19, Monday 2017 : Sambidhan Diwas, New Constitution 2015 / 2072 Day 
  16. Aswin 5 : Sep 21, 2017 Thursday : Ghatasthapana, Biswa Shanti Diwas World Peace Day
  17. Ashoj 11 : Sep 27, 2017  Wednusday : Fulpati, dashain
  18. Ashoj 12 : Sep 28, 2017  Thursday:  Mahastami, dashain
  19. Ashoj 13 : Sep 29, 2017 Friday : Maha Nawami, dashain
  20. Ashoj 14 : Sep 30, 2017  Saturday:  Bijaya Dashami, Dashain Tika
  21. Ashoj 15 : Oct 1, 2017, Sunday : Ekdashi, Dashain
  22. Ashoj 16 : Oct 2, 2017, Monday : Dwadashai, Dashain
  23. Ashoj 19 : Oct 5, 2017, Thursday: Kojagrat Purnima, Dashain
  24. Ashoj 31 : Oct 17, 2017, Tuesday : Dhanwantari Jayanti, Aurved Bida, Kag Tihar, Crow Puja
  25. Kartik 2 : Oct 19, 2017 Thursday : Laxmi Puja, Tihar, Deepawali, Diwali, Sukhratri, Nepali Maha kavi (great poet) Laxmi Prasad Devkota Jayanti
  26. Kartik 3 : Oct 20, 2017  Friday : Mha Puja / Govardhan Puja, Gai Puja, Goru Puja, Hali Tihar, Gobalipuja, gai tihar
  27. Kartik 4 : Oct 21, 2017 Saturday: Bhai tika, brother sister festival, Bhai Dooj, Chitragupt Puja, Bhaiya dooj, Bhatri Puja,
  28. Kartik 9 : Oct 26, 2017  Sunday : Chhath Puja Parwa
  29. Kartik 18 : November 4, SAturday 2017 : Guru Nanak jayanti (only for officials of Shikh religiou citizens)
  30. Kartik 25 : November 11, Saturday 2017 : Kirat Dharm Guru shree Falgunand jayanti (only for rai limbu officials)
  31. Mangsir 17 : December 3, 2017, Saturday : Udhauli Parva, Yomari Punhi, dhenswaro mela, Rastriya Jyapu Diwas,
  32. Poush 10 : Dec 25, 2017  Thursday : Christmas Day,
  33. Poush 15 : Dec 30, 2017, Wednesday : Tamu Lhosar
  34. Poush 27 : Jan 11, 2018, Thursday : tamu lhosar, Tamu Losar
  35. Magh 1 : Jan 15, 2018 Monday : Maghe Sankranti, Maghi Parva
  36. Magh 4  : Jan 18, 2018 Thursday : Sonam Losar, Sonam Lhosar
  37. Magh 8 : Jan 22, 2018, Monday : Saraswati Puja (holiday for educational center)
  38. Magh 16 :Jan 30, 2018 Tuesday: Martyrs Day (Sahid Diwas)
  39. Falgun 1 :Feb 13, 2018 Tuesday :Maha ShivaRatri, Nepali Army Day, Pashupatinath Mela,
  40. Falgun 4 : Feb 16, 2018 Friday :Gyalpo Lhosar, Mithila Parikarma
  41. Falgun 17 : Mar 1, 2018  Thursday : Holi Fagu Purnima in Hills region
  42. Falgun 18 : Mar 2, 2018 Friday : Holi Fagu Purnima in Terai region
  43. Falgun 24 : Mar 8, 2018 Thursday : Nari diwas, women’s day
  44. Chaitra 114 : March 27, 2018 Monday : Ghoda Jatra (Only Kathmandu Valley)
  45. Chaitra 11 : March 25, 2018, Sunday : Ram Nawami, Ram Jayanti,
  46. Chaitra 15 : March 29, 2018, Thursday : Mahabir jayanti, (jain dharmalambi karmchari haru lai matra bida, only for jain religion officials),

Other Events Without a public holidays in Nepal 2074

to be continued…


  • 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.

  • Hey bro why u dont mentioned sep 13……Bakra Eid…….

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