Nepalese new year

In 2023 - the Nepalese new year falls on 14 April 2023 (1st Baisakh 2080)


Nepal’s official calendar is Bikram Samat which that follows 7 week days and 12 months year.

When is it celebrated?
Nepalese new year is celebrated on Baisakh first which usually falls on the month of March

Some Facts

  • based on the ancient Hindu lunar calendar and is approximately 56 years and 8.5 months ahead of the Gregorian calendar

  • It is celebrated on the first day of the month of Baisakh, which is usually around mid-April.

  • The celebration of Nepali New Year is a national holiday in Nepal and is marked by feasts, family gatherings, and cultural events.

  • The New Year is believed to bring good luck and is seen as a time to start fresh and make new resolutions.

  • The celebration of Nepali New Year is closely tied to the country’s agricultural cycle, and it is considered a time of renewal and hope for a good harvest.

  • Nepali New Year is an important cultural event in Nepal and is celebrated by people of all ages and walks of life. It is a time for families and friends to come together and celebrate the beginning of a new year.