Nepali Date And Time: Learn About The Nepali Calendar

How do we say Nepali date and time in the Nepali language? A year is वर्ष (Barsha), a month is महिना (Mahina), a week is known as हप्ता (Hapta), and Day as in ‘Wednesday’ is called बुधवार (Budhavāra). Also, a day is ‘दिन’ (din).

The Nepalese calendar called Nepali Patro is a Bikram Sambat calendar. It is believed that Bikram Sambat, abbreviated as B.S., was initiated by King Vikramaditya. The current year of Bikram Sambat is 2078 (Nepali calendar 2078), and next year is the Nepalese calendar 2079 Bikram Sambat. The Nepalese calendar consists of 12 months, with the number of days in a month ranging from 28 to 32.

Bikram Samwat (Bikram Sambat, Devanagari script: बिक्रमसंवत, abbreviated “B.S.”) is a calendar established by the Indian emperor Vikramaditya. It is the official calendar of Nepal. In addition to Bikram Sangwat, Nepal also uses the Gregorian, Nivari, and Nepal Sambat calenders.

It is based on the solar calendar of ancient Hindu traditions. The Bikram Sambat calendar is 56.7 years ahead of the solar (Gregorian) calendar (by counting). For instance, the year 2056 starts in AD1999 and ends in A.D. 2000. The calendar begins on the first day of Baisakh (month), which is usually April 13 or 14 of the Gregorian calendar.

The basic conversion formula – Nepali date and time:

Nepali Date to English Date: Subtract – 56 Years – 8 Months – 17 Days

English Date to Nepali: Add – 56 Years – 8 Months – 17 Days


Months Of The Year – Nepali Calendar

Months of the year Nepal 
today's date in nepali
Devanagari Script Pronunciation English Name Of Full Moon
1. कछला Kachhalā November Kārtik Purnimā, Saki Milā Punhi
2. थिंला Thinlā December Dhānya Purnimā, Yomari Punhi
3. पोहेला Pohelā January Milā Punhi, Paush Purnimā
4. सिल्ला Sillā February Māghi Purnimā, Si Punhi
5. चिल्ला Chillā March Phāgu Purnimā, Holi Punhi
6. चौला Chaulā April Bālāju Purnimā, Lhuti Punhi
7. बछला Bachhalā May Baisākh Purnimā, Swānyā Punhi
8. तछला Tachhalā June Gaidu Purnimā, Jyā Punhi
9. दिल्ला Dillā July Dillā Punhi, Guru Purnimā
10. गुंला Gunlā August Gun Punhi, Janāi Purnimā (Raksha Bandhan)
11. ञला Yanlā September Yenyā Punhi, Bhādra Purnimā
12. कौला Kaulā October Katin Punhi, Kojāgrat Purnimā

Nepali Months – Nepali Date And Time

Nepal Sambat has a lunar-solar calendar, with 354 days in a typical year. A leap month named Anālā (अनाला) is added every three years to prevent the calendar from changing with the seasons.

Nepali Date And Time

YYYY-MM-DD is the formal and official date format for the Bikram Sambat calendar used in Nepal. While speaking and writing for record history, for example, the 23rd of Chaitra, 2077 BS can be pronounced and written as Chaitra 23, 2077 (च, २०७७) or 2077 Chaitra 23 (२०७७ च त ). Both YYYY-MM-DD (2021-08-11) and DD/MM/YYYY (08/11/2021) formats can be used when using the Gregorian calendar.

Days In A Week In Nepal?

While the DMY (Jul 11, 2021) format is formatted in full Gregorian format, the MDY (Aug 11, 2021) format is also acceptable. Various documents must be recorded in YYYY-MM-DD format. The week begins on Sunday (आइतबार) and ends on Saturday (शनिबार).

12-hour (8:01 a.m.) notation is widely used in written communication and everyday life and is used in spoken language. The 24-hour (08:01) notation is used only in exceptional cases where there is general uncertainty. Examples include the departure and landing times of planes. The colon is generally used to separate seconds, minutes, and hours (for example, 14:38:15).

S.N. Name Of Days In Nepali Pronunciation English
1 आइतवार Aaitabar Sunday
7 सोमवार Sombar Monday
3 मगलवार Mangalbar Tuesday
4 बुधवार Budhbar Wednesday
5 बिहिवार Bihibar Thursday
6 शुक्रवार Sukrabar Friday
7 शनिवार Sanibar Saturday

Names of Nepali Days – Nepali Date And Time


Other Important Nepali Date And Time Vocabulary

English Nepali Pronunciation Devanagari Script
today aaja (aa-ja) आज
tomorrow bholi (bho-lee) भोलि
yesterday hijo (hee-jo) हिजो
last week asti ko hapta (as-ti ko hap-ta) गत हप्ता
this week yo hapta (yo hap-ta) यो हप्ता
next week arko hapta (ar-ko hap-ta) अर्को हप्ता

Nepali Date And Time


Festivals In Nepal

In certain regions and certain denominations, many religious holidays and festivals are celebrated. In the country, holiday dates can vary by year and location as well.

The difference is due to the different calendars used, including three lunar calendars and two solar calendars, and different astronomical calculations from religious authorities. Also, holidays should not be upheld if the religious authorities do not consider that the date does not lead to a particular year.

Some important festivals celebrated by Nepalese are Dashain, Tihar, Teej, Janai Purnima or Raksha Bandhan, Maha Shivratri, Holi (colorful), and Nepali New Year.

Use Nepali Date Converter Tools – Nepali Patro

Nepali date converter, Miti pariwartan tools, convert Nepali date English (Gregorian date, A.D.) to (Bikram Sambat, BS) and vice versa. It can convert the time scale from 2000 B.S. to 2089 B.S. These tools help convert dates like dates in document translation, Nepali historical dates, date of birth, passport visa dates, etc.


Learn More About Nepal And The Nepali Language With Ling App

Now you can say today’s date in Nepali with confidence! Your next step is to continue studying more about the Nepali language to increase your skills.

Learning a new or second language should not be tedious or difficult. Thus Ling-app methods of teaching languages are simple, easy, and fun. Also, it may amaze you how efficient they are. So, if you are done learning Nepali date and time, don’t forget to check out our other Nepali lessons, such as Common Greetings in Nepali and easy ways to say Happy New Year in Nepali.

Moreover, if you have any queries about our app or learning a language like Nepali, you can go to the FAQ page of the Ling App Blog or contact us.

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