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Nepal's major Festivals and Public Holidays - 2009
Months
Day
Festivals / public holidays
January    
January
1
Year 2009 begins
January
11
Prithvi Jayanti and National Unity Day
January
14

Maghe Sankranti, Makkar Snan in Sankhamul and Devghat

January
10
Shree Swasthani Brata begins
January
29
National Martyrs' Day
 
 
February
 
February
9
Shree Panchami Shree Swasthani Brata end
February
18
Prajatantra Diwas (National Democracy Day)
February
23
Maha Shiva Ratri
February
Education day
February
26-28
Lhosar (Tibetian New Year)
 
 
March
 
March
10
Fagu Purnima (Happy Holi or Festval of colors)
March
12
Basant Ritu begins, Shree Machindranath Snan in Nala
March
26
Ghode Jatra
March
16
Chaitra Dasain, Shree Seto Machindranath Jatra
 
 
April
 
April
3
Shree Ram Nawami
April
9
Shree Hanuman Jayanti, Mela in Balaju
April
14
Nepali New Year (2066 begins)
 
 
May
 
May
1
(Labor Day)
May
10
Mother's day
May
9
Kanoon Diwas
May
9
Buddha Jayanti - Birthday of Lord Buddha
May
31
Smoking control day
 
 
June
 
June
5
International environment day
 
 
July
 
July
4
Shree Jaganath Yatra
July
7
Guru Purnima
 
 
August
 
August
5
Janai Purnima 
August
6
Gai Jatra (In Kathmandu)
August
13
Krishna Janmastam (In Patan)
August
20
Father's Day
August
23
Teej
August
24
Rishi Panchami
 
 
September
 
September
3
Indra Jatra  
September
14
Children's Day
September
19 to 03 October
Dashain Festival Starts for 14 days
September
25
Fulpati
September
26
Maha Astami
September
27
Maha Nawami
September
28
Bijaya Dashami (Main Day of Festival)
 
 
October
 
October
3
Kojagrat Purnima (End of Dashain Festival)
October
starts on 16th Oct.
Tihar Festival starts for 5 days
October
16
Crow Festival
October
17
Dog Festival
October
17
Laxmi Puja
October
18
Goverdan Puja (means pray to the Male cow with respect)
October
19
Bhai Tika (Main day of Festival)
October
24
Chhat Parba
 
 
November
 
 
November
21
Janakpur Mela (Bibha Panchai)
 
 
 
December
 
December
1
Aids Day
December
3
Apanga Diwas
December
10
Human Rights Day

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