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Maha Shivaratri 2024 in Nepal

Maha Shivratri is an annual festival honoring Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction. People celebrate by fasting for a whole day and staying awake all night. They also chant hymns and sing devotional songs, called bhajans.

Is Maha Shivaratri a Public Holiday?

Maha Shivaratri is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

The Hindu god Shiva is one of the three main gods in Hindu mythology.


About Maha Shivaratri

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Maha Shivaratri Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2016–2024.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016MonMar 7Maha ShivaratriPublic Holiday
2017FriFeb 24Maha ShivaratriPublic Holiday
2018WedMar 14Maha ShivaratriPublic Holiday
2019MonMar 4Maha ShivaratriPublic Holiday
2020FriFeb 21Maha ShivaratriPublic Holiday
2021ThuMar 11Maha ShivaratriPublic Holiday
2022TueMar 1Maha ShivaratriPublic Holiday
2023SatFeb 18Maha ShivaratriPublic Holiday
2024FriMar 8Maha ShivaratriPublic Holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.