Nepali people have their own unique calendar system. The system which they use is called Bikram Sambat or Vikram Sambat/ Era.
This day of celebrations is accompanied by a public holiday. Business, Schools are also closed on this occasion.
In fact, the first month of Nepalese Calander, “Baisakh” is when the academic year starts for most of the grades.
Unlike, people in other countries who follow the Georgian calendar, Nepalese people hosts grand celebrations like picnics, parties, etc, in this occasion. They also organize events in clubs, hotels, and restaurants.
Nepali New Year Dates 2015-21
- 14 Apr 2015 | Tuesday
- 13 Apr 2016 | Wednesday
- 14 Apr 2017 | Friday
- 14 Apr 2018 | Saturday
- 14 Apr 2019 | Sunday
- 13 Apr 2020 | Monday
- 14 Apr 2021 | Wednesday
There are various activities that are conducted on this date. Most of the retailers offer heavy discounts.
People organize carnivals and fairs. Also, locals perform various rituals and various kinds of traditional activities like; Bisket Jatra, Sindoor Jatra, Bode Jatra.