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Bikram Sambat - Official Calendar of Nepal

Bikram Sambat (B.S.), the official calendar of Nepal, is based on ancient Hindu tradition. Bikram Sambat has 56.7 years more than the A D year (ie. 2004 A.D would be 2060-2061 B.S). The Bikram Sambat starts with first day of month Baisakh (the Chaitra Purnima). It usually falls around April 14.
The new year is celebrated in Nepal as any other new year in other part of the world marked by parties, family gathering and exchanging wishes.

Beside Nepal, this calendar is extensively followed in the Northern India. Bengalis celebrate also clebrate this as their new year. In Bangladesh, it is celebrated as 'Poila Baisakh' as a national holiday.

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