Govt announces public holiday on Prithvi Jayanti

The government has announced a public holiday on 27th of Poush (January 11, 2023) to observe the birth anniversary of late king Prithvi Narayan Shan.

A meeting of the council of ministers held Monday evening took a decision to give a public holiday on Poush 27, on the occasion of Prithvi Jayanti.

The Rastirya Prajatantra Party (RPP), one among the ruling constituents, put forward the restoration of Prithvi Jayanti as a National Unity Day and public holiday as non-negotiable precondition to support the government led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda).

It is informed that the cabinet has decided to announce the public holiday by addressing a demand of the RPP.