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Nepal Leave Laws

Table Of Contents


  • 12th February – Sonam Losar (Tamang New Year)

  • 8th March – Nari Dibas

  • 11th March – Maha Shivaratri

  • 28th March – Fagu Purnima

  • 14th April – Nepali New Year

  • 13th May – Ramjan Edul Fikra (End of Ramadan)

  • 26th May – Buddha Jayanti (Birth of Buddha)

  • 20th July – Edul Aajha (Feast of the Sacrifice)

  • 30th August – Gaura Festival

  • 9th September – Haritalika Teej (Women only)

  • 20th September – Nepali Constitution Day

  • 14th October – Phulati

  • 3rd November – Laxmi Puja

  • 5th November – Gobardhan Puja

  • 6th November – Bhai Tika

  • 9th November – Chaath Puja

  • 18th November – Guru Nanak’s Birthday

  • 25th December – Christmas Day

Employees who have been working on a day of weekly or public leave are entitled to get a substitute leave within twenty-one days of the date of engagement in work.


  • Vacation/Annual Paid Leave

Employees who have completed one year of service are entitled to an annual leave each year, in an amount equal to at least half a day remuneration based on the monthly basic remuneration to which the employees are entitled. 

Employees are entitled to an amount equal to the basic remuneration of one month per year for the festival to be celebrated according to his or her religion, culture, and tradition.

An employee who has not completed one year of service on or before the day of payment of the festival expense will be entitled to such expense in proportion to the period of service he or she has completed. 

Rollovers and payout of unused hours

  • Use-it-or-lose-it policy 

Employees are entitled to accumulate the home leave (employees get one day of paid leave per 20 working days) and the sick leave for up to 90 days and 45 days.

  • PTO payout at the termination

An employee whose accumulated leave exceeds the period of 90 and 45 days, will, at the end of the year, get the amount to be set by his or her basic remuneration for the leave of such excess period.

In case of the termination of employment or death of an employee, the employee or his or her family are entitled to get paid.

Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Parental Leave

Maternity Leave  

Female employees are entitled to up to 14 weeks of maternity leave before or after delivery.

A pregnant employee must take leave from at least two weeks before the expected date of delivery, and at least 6 weeks after the date of delivery.

Maternity leave is paid by the employer for the first 60 days of leave.

Employees are entitled to an additional month of unpaid leave, if she or a baby need further rest due to health conditions. A medical certificate is needed.

Stillbirth or Miscarriage Leave

If an employee suffers a miscarriage or gives birth to a deceased child in the 7th month of pregnancy or later, she is entitled to maternity leave as if she had regular delivery.

Paternity Leave

Male employees are entitled to up to 15 days of paid paternity care leave.

Sick Leave, Paid Sick Leave, and Family Care Leave

All employees are entitled to up to 12 days of paid sick leave per year. 

Employees who work for a period of one year or less than one year are entitled to sick leave proportionately.

Employees are required to provide a medical certificate to their employers after being on sick leave for three days.

Jury Duty Leave and Voting Leave (Leave due to Public Interest)

Not specified by law.

Bereavement Leave

Employees are entitled to up to 13 days in order to mourn the death of their husband, wife, mother, father, child, mother-in-law or father-in-law. 

Military Leave

Not Specified by law.

Please consult your local legal counsel to learn more about Nepal Leave Laws.

To learn more about laws in various countries, check out our Leave Laws page.

All materials have been prepared for general information purposes only to permit you to learn more about this region's leave laws. The information presented is not legal advice, is not to be acted on as such, and may not be current. Please contact your local legal counsel to learn more about the leave laws in your country.