Prithvi Jayanti in Nepal in 2020

Prithvi Jayanti in Nepal in 2020
  How long until Prithvi Jayanti?
This holiday next takes place in 117 days.
  Dates of Prithvi Jayanti in Nepal
2021 Nepal Mon, Jan 11 National Holiday
2020 Nepal Sat, Jan 11 National Holiday
2019 Nepal Fri, Jan 11 National Holiday
2018 Nepal Thu, Jan 11 National Holiday
  Summary
A day to honour King Prithvi Narayan Shah, the founder of modern Nepal

When is Prithvi Jayanti?

Prithvi Jayanti is a public holiday in Nepal, observed on 11th January.

The day commemorates King Prithvi Narayan Shah, the founder of modern Nepal.

History of Prithvi Jayanti

King Prithvi Narayan Shah, was enthroned at the age of 20 in Gorkha, one of 54 states in Nepal at that time.

He began expanding his realm in 1743 and after conquering Kathmandu Valley in 1768, he became monarch of modern-day Nepal, establishing a period hereditary rule that only ended in 2008 when Nepal became a republic.

One of his reasons for uniting the states was to make it harder for the region to be occupied by the British Empire.

Prithvi Narayan Shah died on 11 January 1775.

National Unity Day

The government stopped celebrating 11th January (Poush 27) as National Unity Day, which was traditionally celebrated as a public holiday, following the political change brought by the second people’s movement in 2006.

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