Holiday Guide for Nepal in 2019

Nepal 2019
Nepal
2019

Nepal information

Population: 28.43m
Capital: Kathmandu
Calling Code: (977)
Time Zone: +5.75 UTC
Currency: Nepalese rupee
Language: Nepali

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Nepal List of National Holidays in Nepal in 2019

Prithvi Jayanti

 Long Weekend! 
Prithvi Jayanti

Nepal: A day to honour King Prithvi Narayan Shah, the founder of modern Nepal

Maghe Sankranti


Maghe Sankranti

Nepal: A harvest festival marking the start of spring.

Sonam Losar


Sonam Losar

Nepal: Tibetan New year, also known as Losar, is the most important festival in the Tibetan calendar

Nepal National Mourning Day


Nepal National Mourning Day

Nepal: A national mourning day to pay tribute to those killed in a chopper crash that took place in Pathibhara, Taplejung on Wednesday 27 February

Maha Shivaratri

 Long Weekend! 
Maha Shivaratri

Nepal: According to Hindu mythology, Shivaratri symbolizes the wedding day of Lord Shiva.

Nari Dibas

 Long Weekend! 
Nari Dibas

Nepal: The UN has declared 8 March to be a day to celebrate, recognise and remember women

Fagu Purnima


Fagu Purnima

Nepal: Originally a harvest and fertility festival, Holi also commemorates a legend from Hindu Mythology

Fagu Purnima


Fagu Purnima

Nepal: Originally a harvest and fertility festival, Holi also commemorates a legend from Hindu Mythology

Ghode Jatra

 Long Weekend! 
Ghode Jatra

Nepal: A horse parade organized in Tudikhel in Kathmandu every year, on the new moon of Chaitra Sukla Pakshya in the Eastern Lunar calendar

Nepali New Year


Nepali New Year

Nepal: Bikram Sambat is the official calendar of Nepal. New Year in this calendar usually falls on 14th April.

Janaki Nawami

 Long Weekend! 
Janaki Nawami

Province 2: Janaki Nawami is celebrated every year on the ninth day of the waxing moon in the month of Baishakh according to the lunar calendar.

Buddha Jayanti


Buddha Jayanti

Nepal: Marks three key events in Buddhas life - his birthday, the enlightenment and his achievement of Nirvana

Ramjan Edul Fikra


Ramjan Edul Fikra

Nepal: The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

Bhoto Jatra


Bhoto Jatra

Kathmandu Valley: Dedicated to a vest said to belong to a the Hindu god of good harvests and rainfall

Edul Aajha

 Long Weekend! 
Edul Aajha

Nepal: The Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar. It falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar

Gaijatra

 Long Weekend! 
Gaijatra

Kathmandu Valley: This is a Hindu festival that honours those who have died during the past year.

Haritalika Teej


Haritalika Teej

Nepal: Teej is a festival, celebrated in Northern India and Nepal to welcome the monsoon season

Gaura Festival

 Long Weekend! 
Gaura Festival

Nepal: During this Hindu festival, women worship goddess Gauri, the wife of Lord Shiva to ensure their husband's health and longevity.

Indra Jatra


Indra Jatra

Kathmandu Valley: An eight-day long festival of the Newari community of the Kathmandu Valley, commonly known as Yenyā

Nepali Constitution Day

 Long Weekend! 
Nepali Constitution Day

Nepal: Nepal is governed according to the Constitution which came into effect on Sept 20, 2015, replacing the Interim Constitution of 2007

Phulpati


Phulpati

Nepal: A major celebration that takes place on the seventh day of Bada Dashain festival, also called Saptami.

Maha Ashtami


Maha Ashtami

Nepal: The festival of Dusseha symbolizes the triumph of good over evil in the legend of Rama and Ravana

Maha Navami

 Long Weekend! 
Maha Navami

Nepal: Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga

Vijay Dashami


Vijay Dashami

Nepal: The festival of Dusseha symbolizes the triumph of good over evil in the legend of Rama and Ravana

Laxmi Puja


Laxmi Puja

Nepal: The third day of Diwali is when Lakshmi the goddess of wealth is worshipped

Gobardhan Puja

 Long Weekend! 
Gobardhan Puja

Nepal: A day after Diwali in the month of Kartik. Celebrated by the Hindus as the day Lord Krishna defeated the God Indra

Bhai Tika


Bhai Tika

Nepal: A festival focused on siblings. Sisters invite their brothers to join in a feast.

Chaath Puja


Chaath Puja

Nepal: Chhath is an important Hindu festival dedicated to the worship of the Sun god and his wife.

Guru Nanak's Birthday


Guru Nanak's Birthday

Nepal: The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik

Udhauli Parva


Udhauli Parva

Nepal: A festival celebrated by the Kirat community of Nepal to mark the start of the winter season

Christmas Day


Christmas Day

Nepal: Christmas celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which according to tradition took place on December 25th 1 BC