Public holidays in Nepal

2017-07-27T20:40:37+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Krishna Janmashtami, Losar, Vijayadashami, Guru Purnima, Buddha's Birthday, Vesak, Dashain, Maha Shivaratri, Rama Navami, Vasant Panchami, Makar Sankranti, Chhath, Nag Panchami, Lakshmi Puja, Sakela, Maithili New Year, Udhauli, Tihar (festival) flashcards Public holidays in Nepal
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  • Krishna Janmashtami
    Krishna Janmashtami (Devanagari कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी kṛṣṇa janmāṣṭamī), also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes simply as Janmashtami, is an annual celebration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
  • Losar
    Losar (Tibetan: ལོ་གསར་, Wylie: lo-gsar, Nepali: ल्होसार) is the Tibetan word for "new year".
  • Vijayadashami
    Vijayadasami (Sanskrit: विजयदशमी) also known as Dussehra (Sanskrit: दशहरा) an important Hindu festival celebrated in a variety of ways in India and Nepal.
  • Guru Purnima
    Guru Purnima is an Indian and Nepalese festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers.
  • Buddha's Birthday
    Buddha's Birthday is a holiday traditionally celebrated in Mahayana Buddhism to commemorate the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha and founder of Buddhism.
  • Vesak
    Vesākha (Pali; Sanskrit: Vaiśākha), also known as Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day, is a holiday observed traditionally by Buddhists on different days in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar and in other places all over the world.
  • Dashain
    Dashain (Nepali: दशैँ Daśãi, also Baḍādaśãi बडादशैँ), or Bijayā Daśamī (Maithili: विजया दशमी), or Mwohni (Newar: मोह्नी, also Durga Puja (Maithili : दुर्गा पुजा) is a fifteen-day-long national festival of Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar (Burma) and Indian hill states of Sikkim, Assam and Darjeeling district.
  • Maha Shivaratri
    Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the god Shiva.
  • Rama Navami
    Rama Navami (Devanāgarī: राम नवमी; IAST: Rāma navamī) is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of the god Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya in Ayodhya.
  • Vasant Panchami
    'Vasant Panchami' (also called Basant Panchami) refers to the following festivals: the religious Hindu festival of Saraswati Puja also called Shree Panchami; Sufi Basant observed in Sufi shrines; the seasonal spring festival of Vasant Panchami observed in many regions; the Basant Festival of Kites of the Punjab region; observance in Gurdwaras as a Sikh festival; the birthday of the Deo-Sun God in Bihar and a harvest festival.
  • Makar Sankranti
    Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival celebrated in almost all parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh in many cultural forms.
  • Chhath
    Chhath (Devanagari: छठ, छठी, छठ पर्व, छठ पुजा, डाला छठ, डाला पुजा, सूर्य षष्ठी) is an ancient Hindu Vedic festival dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya and Chhathi Maiya (ancient Vedic Goddess ; Usha - wife of Sun God ).
  • Nag Panchami
    According to Hindu puranic literature, Kashyapa, son of Lord Brahma, the creator had four consorts and the third wife was Kadroo who belonged to the Naga race of the Pitru Loka and she gave birth to the Nagas; among the other three, the first wife gave birth to Devas, the second to Garuda and the fourth to Daityas.
  • Lakshmi Puja
    Lakshmi Puja is a Hindu religious festival that falls on Amavasya, the third day of Tihar or Deepawali.
  • Sakela
    Sakela साकेला is the main festival of Kirat which is celebrated twice a year distinguished by two names Ubhauli and Udhauli.
  • Maithili New Year
    Jude Sheetal (জুড়ি শীতল / जुड़ि शीतल) or Maithili New Year is the celebration of the first day of the Maithili new year.
  • Udhauli
    Udhauli is the annual festival celebrated by Kirat community of eastern Nepal marking the migration of animals and birds downwards to low altitude towards warmer regions as the winter hits their homeland.
  • Tihar (festival)
    Tihar (Nepali: तिहार) or Swanti (Newar: स्वन्ति) or Lakshmi Puja (Maithili : लक्ष्मी पूजा) is a five-day-long festival celebrated in Nepal and the Indian states of Assam, Sikkim and Darjeeling in West Bengal that comes soon after Dashain.
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