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Festivals and public holidays of Nepal

Nepal is the ‘Land of Festivals’ with at least one part of the kingdom celebrating a festival every day of the year. Festivals may be linked with the remembrance of the departed soul, to herald a different season, to mark the beginning or end of the agricultural cycle, to mark national events, or for family celebrations. On a festival day the Nepalese take their ritual bath, worship different gods and goddesses, visit the temple, observe fasting and undertake feasting. The most important aspect of Nepalese culture is the religious harmony and understanding prevailing among the Hindus and Buddhists.

Nepal's major Festivals and public Holidays - 2017

Months Day Festivals / Public Holidays
January 1 New Year
January 15 Maghe  Pharbha
January  30 Martyr’s Day
January 31 Sonam Lohsar
February   4 Sarswoti Puja
February  19 Democracy Day
February 27 Maha Shivaratri
March 2 Gyalpo Lohsar
March  9 Women’s Day
March  16 Fagu Purnima (Happy Holi or Festval of colors)
March 17 Tarai Holi
March 30 Ghode Jatra
April 7 Chaite Dashain
April  8 Ram Nawami
April  14 Nepali New Year
April  24 Loktantra Diwas
May   1 Labour Day
May 14 Buddha Jayanti
May  29 Ganatantra Diwas
June:- Not Available Now    
July:- Not Available Now    
August   1 Nagh Panchami
August  10 Janai Purnema
August  11 Gai Jatra
August  17 Shree Krishna Janmaastami
August 28 Hari Talika (Teej)
August  30 Rishi Panchami
September 8 Indra Jatra
September 14 Children's Day
September  17 Bishwokarma Puja
September 25 Ghatasthapana (Dashain Festival Starts)
October 1 Phulpati
October 2 Maha Astami
October 3 Maha Nawami And Bijaya Dashami
October  23 Laxmi Puja
October  24 Gobhardhan Puja
October 25 Bhai Tika
November:- Not Available Now    
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