Sambat - Official Calendar of Nepal
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
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.
here for 2061 Bikram Sambat Calendar