Buddhism in Nepal

Public Holidays

2007 Holiday Name
Jan 23 Vasant Panchami
Jan 30 Martyrs' Day
Feb 19  Rashtriya Prajatantra Divas (National Democracy Day)
Mar  Ghode Jatra (Festival of Horses)
Mar 4 Holi
Mar 6 Shivaratri (in honour of Lord Shiva)
Mar 8 Nepalese Women's Day
Mar 27 Ram Nawami (Birthday of Lord Ram)
Mar/Apr Chaite Dashain
Apr 14 Navabarsha (New Year's Day)
May 2 Buddha Jayanti (Birthday of Lord Buddha)
Aug 20 Children's Day
Aug 28 Rakshya Bandhan (Janai Purnima)
Sep 3  Krishna Janmashtami
Sep 18 Fulpati Saptami
Sep 19 Maha Asthami
Sep 20 Maha Nawami
21 Sep Vijaya Dashami
11 Oct  Laxhmi Puja
12 Oct  Ghatasthapana
12 Oct Gobardhan Puja
9 Nov Constitution Day

* Dates to be confirmed.


Some of the above are Hindu festivals, which are declared according to local astronomical observations. It is not possible to predict the exact dates of festivals occuring and the dates published are approximations. Travellers should check locally nearer the time for precise dates.