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Asoj (Nepali calendar)

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

Asoj 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

No. Name Nepali Days
1 Baishākh बैशाख 30 / 31
2 Jeṭha जेष्ठ or जेठ 31 / 32
3 Asār आषाढ or असार 31 / 32
4 Sāun श्रावण or साउन 31 / 32
5 Bhadau भाद्र or भदौ 31 / 32
6 Asoj आश्विन or असोज 30 / 31
7 Kartik कार्तिक 29 / 30
8 Mangsir मार्ग or मंसिर 29 / 30
9 Push पौष or पुष/पूस 29 / 30
10 Magh माघ 29 / 30
11 Falgun फाल्गुन or फागुन 29 / 30
12 Chaitra चैत्र or चैत 30 / 31

References

  • Nepali Calendar
  • Asoj calendar and festivals
  • Full Nepali Calendar with festivals
  • Rajan Nepali date converter
  • Nepali Calendar


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