Kathmandu, December 29
The government announced a public holiday across the country on the occasion of the Tamu Lhosar on Thursday.
A cabinet meeting on Wednesday afternoon made the decision, informs the Ministry of Home Affairs in a notice on Wednesday.
Earlier, the Gandaki provincial government had announced the holiday on the occasion, but there were public demands for the public holiday across the country.
Tamu Lhosar: Public holiday in the Gandaki province on Thursday
Pokhara, December 29
The Gandaki provincial government on Wednesday announced a public holiday in the province on the occasion of Tamu Lhosar, one of the biggest festivals of the Gurung community, on Thursday.
Federal rules have it that a provincial government can give six days in public holidays in the province in one year. Accordingly, the provincial government had already decided in March that Tamu Lhosar would be a public holiday.
Gurungs, one of the major ethnic groups in the province, has been celebrating Tamu Lhosar as the new year as per its own calendar system. Different communities have different dates for Lhosar in Nepal.