Public holiday today 'for no rhyme or reason'
The government has declared Tuesday as public holiday, for no reason, it has emerged.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had issued a notice stating that all government offices shall remain closed on Tuesday to celebrate Gyalbo Losar, a Sherpa festival. However, Sherpas have come out and said that they had already observed the festival a month ago.
Ministry officials said they were unaware of the fact as the Panchanga Nirnayak Samiti ( the committee that prepares the official calendar) said Gyalbo Losar was on Tuesday. They said that had they been informed about this, they would have scrapped today's holiday. Nepalnews.com