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: Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah's command, before he was stopped by Allah.

Raksha Bandhan


Raksha Bandhan

Province 2: Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters.

Gaijatra

 Long Weekend! 
Gaijatra

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

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.

Haritalika Teej


Haritalika Teej

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

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 September 20th 2015, replacing the Interim Constitution of 2007

Ghatasthapana


Ghatasthapana

Gandaki Pradesh: This is the first day of Dashain, the biggest festival in Nepal.

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

Public Holiday


Public Holiday

Nepal: A public holiday for the second day of the two-day state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Laxmi Puja


Laxmi Puja

Nepal: The third day of Tihar 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 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.

Kija Puja


Kija Puja

Nepal: The final day of five-day Tihar festival is known as Bhai Tika or Kija Puja

Chaath Puja


Chaath Puja

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

Moulid


Moulid

Province 2: Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Muslim calendar

Guru Nanak's Birthday


Guru Nanak's Birthday

Nepal: Guru Naka Jayanti falls on the full moon day of the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated all over India to commemorate the birth of Guru Nakak, the founder of Sikhism.

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