Holiday Guide for Nepal in 2021

Nepal 2021
Nepal
2021

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Capital: Kathmandu
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List of National Holidays in Nepal in 2021

Maghe Sankranti


Maghe Sankranti

Nepal: A harvest festival marking the start of spring.

Madhes Movement Memorial Day

 Long Weekend! 
Madhes Movement Memorial Day

Province 2: Marks the martyrdom of a student in 2007 that began the Madhes Movement.

Sonam Losar

 Long Weekend! 
Sonam Losar

Nepal: This is the New Year of the Tamang people and the most important festival in their calendar.

Nari Dibas

 Long Weekend! 
Nari Dibas

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

Maha Shivaratri


Maha Shivaratri

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

Fagu Purnima


Fagu Purnima

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

Fagu Purnima

 Long Weekend! 
Fagu Purnima

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

Ghode Jatra


Ghode Jatra

Kathmandu Valley: 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.

Chaite Dashain


Chaite Dashain

Karnali: This Hindu festival symbolizes the triumph of good over evil in the legend of Rama and Ravana.

Ram Navami


Ram Navami

Province 2: Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya celebrated on the ninth day of Chaitra

Eid-Ul-Fitra

 Long Weekend! 
Eid-Ul-Fitra

Gandaki Pradesh: Sindhi New Year is celebrated on the second day in the month of Chaitra

Ramjan Edul Fikra

 Long Weekend! 
Ramjan Edul Fikra

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

Buddha Jayanti


Buddha Jayanti

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

Attwari


Attwari

Sudurpashchim Pradesh: An important and popular festival celebrated by the Tharu people in Sudur Paschim State.

Saune Sankranti

 Long Weekend! 
Saune Sankranti

Karnali: Hindu devotees celebrate Saune Sankranti on the first day of the Nepali month of Shrawan.

Edul Aajha


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.

Gaijatra

 Long Weekend! 
Gaijatra

Kathmandu Valley, Province 2: This is a Hindu festival that honours those who have died during the past year.

Shri Krishna Janmasthami

 Long Weekend! 
Shri Krishna Janmasthami

Nepal: The birthday of Lord Krishna, the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu who gave the message of the Bhagwat Gita

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

 Long Weekend! 
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

Jitiya festival


Jitiya festival

Province 2: A public holiday for this festival will be observed by Women in Province 2.

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


Maha Navami

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

Vijaya Dashami

 Long Weekend! 
Vijaya 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 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.

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

 Long Weekend! 
Guru Nanak's Birthday

Nepal: 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 Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.

Udhauli Parva


Udhauli Parva

Province 1: 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