Public Holiday in Nepal in 2022

Public Holiday in Nepal in 2022

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  Dates of Public Holiday in Nepal
2022 Nepal Fri, May 13 National Holiday
  Summary

The Council of Ministers has granted a public holiday on account of the election for the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies.

Sunday November 20th 2022

Nepal's Council of Ministers have decided to hold the election for the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies on November 20th 2022.

Spokesperson of the government as well as the Minister for Communication, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki told reporters that the general election would be held on November 20 in a single phase.

On election day, all voters across the country will elect their representatives for federal and provincial parliaments, the House of Representatives and the Provincial Assembly respectively.

Nepal has 165 federal constituencies and 330 provincial ones. An additional 110 federal and 220 provincial lawmakers will also be elected under the proportional representation system.

Friday May 13th 2022

The government of Nepal has announced to grant a public holiday on May 13th 2022, the day of local level elections.

The government has given the public holiday as per the decision of the Council of Ministers on May 8th, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, given by Home Ministry spokesperson Phanindra Mani Pokharel.

He said that the government offices and public agencies across the country have also given a public holiday on that day.

This is the second local body election in the country under the new Constitution. Nepal held its last local elections in 2017.

As many as 35,221 representatives (mayors, deputy mayors, chairpersons, deputy chairpersons, ward chairpersons, ward members) will be elected in the upcoming polls.

The Election Commission has asked the government to make necessary arrangements, including shutting all international border crossings from May 10 and prohibiting the sale of liquor to ensure a “free, fair, and fearless environment” for voting.

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