Nepal Era (नेपाल सम्बत Nepāl Sambat) is the national lunar calendar of Nepal. The era started on 20 October 879 AD and was in widespread use for all daily purposes until the beginning of the 20th century when it came under official disapproval. Nepal Sambat appeared on coins, stone and copper plate inscriptions, royal decrees, chronicles, Hindu and Buddhist manuscripts, legal documents and correspondence.
Today, it is used for ceremonial purposes and to determine the dates to celebrate religious festivals and commemorate birthdays and death anniversaries. The year 2013-14 AD corresponds to 1134 in Nepal Sambat and 2070-71 in the Bikram Sambat or Vikram Samvat calendar.
New Year Best Wishes
|Also called||Nava Barsha (नव वर्ष),
|Type||Cultural, religious (Hindu, Buddhist)|
|Significance||New Year’s Day of Nepal’s national lunar calendar|
|Celebrations||Cultural rallies, musical processions, sand painting displays, welcome arches, public functions, family meal|
|2016 date||Monday, 31 October,
Nepal Sambat 1137
|2017 date||Friday, 20 October
Nepal Sambat 1138
|Related to||Mha Puja, Swanti (festival)|