Ashwin (Nepali calendar)

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Ashwin (Nepali: आश्विन) also known as Asoj (Nepali: असोज) is the sixth month in the Bikram Sambat, the official Nepali calendar. This month coincides with September 17 to October 17 of the Western Calendar and is 31 days long.

Ashwin is the month of the 15-day harvest festival Dashain, Nepal's main festival. Most of people are free in this month, Nepal's holiday month.

Being mostly based on Hindu calendar, Nepali calendar's festival dates are flexible. Important events are:

  • around September 19: Asoj 3, Ghatasthapana, First Day of Dashain (Public Holiday in Nepal)
  • aound September 25: Asoj 9, Fulpati, Seventh day of Dashain (Public Holiday in Nepal)
  • aound September 26: Asoj 10, Ashtami, Eighth day of Dashain (Public Holiday in Nepal)
  • around September 27: Asoj 11, Nawami, Ninth day of Dashain (Public Holiday in Nepal)
  • around September 28: Asoj 12, Vijaya Dashami, Tenth and main day of Dashain (Public Holiday in Nepal)

Months in Nepali calendar[edit]

No. Name Nepali Days
1 Baishakh वैशाख 30 / 31
2 Jestha जेठ or ज्येष्ठ 31 / 32
3 Ashadh असार or आषाढ़ 31 / 32
4 Shrawan साउन or श्रावण 31 / 32
5 Bhadra भदौ or भाद्रपद 31 / 32
6 Ashwin असोज or आश्विन 30 / 31
7 Kartik कात्तिक or कार्तिक 29 / 30
8 Mangsir मंसिर or मार्गशीर्ष 29 / 30
9 Poush पुष or पौष 29 / 30
10 Magh माघ 29 / 30
11 Falgun फागुन or फाल्गुन 29 / 30
12 Chaitra चैत or चैत्र 30 / 31

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