Nepali Constitution Day around the world in 2020

Nepali Constitution Day around the world in 2020
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  How long until Nepali Constitution Day?
This holiday next takes place in 332 days.
  Dates of Nepali Constitution Day around the world
2021 NepalSep 20
Nepal Mon, Sep 20National Holiday
2020 NepalSep 20
Nepal Sun, Sep 20National Holiday
2019 NepalSep 20
Nepal Fri, Sep 20National Holiday
2018 NepalSep 19
Nepal Wed, Sep 19National Holiday
  Summary
Nepal is governed according to the Constitution which came into effect on September 20th 2015, replacing the Interim Constitution of 2007

When is Nepali Constitution Day?

Nepali Constitution Day is a public holiday in Nepal observed on September 20th each year.

This is treated as the National Day of Nepal and celebrates the adoption of the current Constitution on this day in 2015.

History of Nepali Constitution Day

This holiday was first observed in 2016 on the first anniversary of the promulgation of the new Constitution.

Nepal is governed according to the Constitution which came into effect on September 20th 2015, replacing the Interim Constitution of 2007. 

This was the first full-fledged constitution to be drafted by democratically elected representatives after the South Asian country became a federal democratic republic in 2008 following the overthrow of the 240-year monarchy. The process to enact a new Constitution has been a drawn-out one, with several efforts to produce a new Constitution drafted since 2008.

The 2015 Constitution restructured Nepal into a federal republic, dividing the nation into seven provinces, some of which are still named by their temporary numbers.

It also completed the transition of Nepal from constitutional monarchy to republicanism and from a unitary system to federalism.

In 2019, at the Army parade ground, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that the day should create a feeling of celebration among all Nepalis. 

“We Nepalis were starving for this day for the past seven decades. The day when we were liberated from suppression is also an independence day and a day to celebrate our achievements,” Oli said.

As a new holiday with no historical traditions, the government has been pushing this as a holiday with the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration having to issue notifications urging all district coordination committees and local levels to celebrate the upcoming Constitution Day with "pomp and grandeur".

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