Festivals of Nepal

Bikram Samvat year starts in mid-April. The date is different in different years ranging from April 12 to April 16 (Approximately).

An example of Bikram Samvat 2078

  • Gregorian Calendar – 2021 and 2022.
  • Shake Samvat – 1944
  • Nepal Samvat is 1142 and 1143

The links in the name of the festival will take to the details on the festival. This post will be updated regularly so that details of all the festival could be obtained. As dates might be different for different years, the dates mentioned are approximate.

Festivals in Baishakh

The major festivals in Baisakh are

  • New year (Baisakh 1)
  • Mother’s Day in Nepal (Mata Tirtha Aaunshi) – Baisakh 3
  • Akshya Tritiya (Sarbat and Saatu Khane din) – Baisakh 5
  • Loktantra Diwas – Baisakh 11
  • Mohini Ekadashi – Baisakh 13
  • Buddha Jayanti (2562nd Buddha birthday) – Baisakh 17
  • International Labor Day – Baisakh 18

Major festivals in Jestha are:

  • Ganatantra Diwas – Jestha 15

Major festivals in Aashad are:

Major festivals in Shrawan are:

Shrawan is the month of God Shiva. The god is worshiped by people in the month.

Major festivals in Bhadra are:

Major festivals in Ashoj are:

  • Bhshwokarma Puja – Ashoj 1
  • Sambhidhan Diwas – Ashoj 3
  • Indra Jatra – Ashoj 8
  • Shorha Sraddha starts – Ashoj 9
  • Ghatasthapana (First day of Dashain) – Ashoj 24
  • Fulpati (7th Day of Dashain) – Ashoj 30
  • Maha Astami – Ashoj 31
  • Dashain Tika – Kartik 2
  • Kojagrata Purnima – Kartik 7

Major festivals in Kartik are:

Tihar and Dashain both fall in Kartik this year.

  • Kaag Tihar – Kartik 19
  • Kukur Tihar- Kartik 20
  • Gai Tihar, Laxmi Pooja, Deepawali – Kartik 21
  • Gobhardhan Pooja – Kartik 22
  • Bhaitika – Kartik 23
  • Chath Parva – Kartik 27

Major festivals in Mangsir are:

  • Tulsi Biwaha, Haribodhani Ekadashi – Mangsir 3
  • Bala Chaturdashi – Satbij Chharne Din – Magsir 20
  • Ram Biwaha, Biwaha Panchami – Mangsir 26

Major festivals in Poush are:

  • Dhanya Purnima, Udhauli Parva – Poush 7
  • English New Year, January 1, 2019 – Poush 17
  • Prithivi Jayanti – Poush 27

Major festivals in Magh are:

Major festivals in Fagun are:

  • Valentine Day – Falgun 2
  • Swasthani Brata end – Falgun 7
  • Galpo Lhosar – Falgun 23
  • Shivaratri – Falgun 26

Major festivals in Chaitra are:

  • Holi (in hilly region) – Chaitra 6
  • Holi (in Terai region) – Chaitra 7
  • Ghode Jatra – Chaitra 22
  • Ram Nawami – Chaitra 30