Bhadra (Nepali calendar)

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Bhadra (Nepali: भाद्र) also known as Bhadau (Nepali: भदौ) is the fifth month in the Bikram Sambat, the official Nepali calendar. This month coincides with August 17 to September 16 of the Western Calendar and is 31 days long.

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

  • around August 20: Bhadra 4, Kushe Aunsi (Nepali Father's Day)
  • around August 22: Bhadra 6, Dar Khane
  • around August 23: Bhadra 7, Haritalika Teej (Public Holiday for Women)
  • around August 24: Bhadra 8, Rishi Panchami

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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