For the convenience of people around the globe, here we have brought a Nepali Date Converter Tool which can help you to change dates from Bikram Sambat (B.S) to Gregorian Calendar (A.D). This Nepali Date Converter can help you to convert birth dates, anniversaries, etc. from Nepali (B.S) into Gregorian or English date that is (A.D). And similarly from English Date or Gregorian Date (A.D) to Nepali Date (B.S).
Most of the countries in the world follow the Gregorian Calendar (Anno Domini) (A.D) as an official calendar. Nepal has kept its traditional calendar that is Bikram Sambat (B.S) as official calendar along with other calendars. But mostly Nepalese people follow Bikram Sambat Calendar for daily use and to keep track of festivals, events and national days.
Mostly, Nepalese people celebrate anniversaries and birthdays on Solar Cycle of Bikram Sambat Calendar. Whereas, death’s ceremonies are conducted on a lunar cycle of Bikram Sambat Calendar. The Gregorian Calendar doesn’t match its days and months with Nepali Calendar. So it is difficult to know the exact dates using Gregorian Calendar for Nepalese people for national days and festivals.
Nepali Calendar follows the Bikram Sambat Calendar system which is a lunisolar calendar. Whereas, Gregorian Calendar is Solar Calendar. The Bikram Sambat (B.S) calendar system have lunar months and solar sidereal year and is also called Nepali Panchang or Patro.
The New year in Nepalese Calendar starts from Baisakh which falls on mid of April in Gregorian Calendar (English Calendar). And English or Gregorian New year starts from January which falls on mid of Poush.
Nepali Calendar is approximately 56 years and 8½ months ahead of the Gregorian calendar (A.D) or English Calendar. The number of days in months of Nepali Calendar varies each month. In Nepalese Calendar, a month may have a minimum of 29 days and a maximum of 32 days, which are not the same every year. Whereas, in Gregorian or English calendar, the number of days in each month are fixed that is 31 and 30. 31 days are in the odd number of months and 30 days in the even number of months in a Gregorian year. But only the exceptional case is the month of February. The month of February has 28 days and only in leap years, it has 29 days which occur in an interval of 4 years. Normally, a Gregorian year consists of 365 days, but in leap years, a leap day is added to February.
Bikram Sambat or Nepali Calendar is an official calendar of Nepal with which Government and Bank holidays, festivals, Marriage Dates, Bratabandha, etc auspicious dates are fixed. It also includes the date of festivities of different ethnic and tribal groups of Nepal. Bikram Sambat Calendar is a traditional lunisolar calendar used for both religious and civic purposes in Nepal.
Mainly, in Nepali Calendar, all the festivals of the cultural groups are dependent on lunar months and national holidays are celebrated on solar dates. Therefore, all the festivals dates may not match exactly every year on the same date as they follow lunar day, but Gregorian Calendar has an exact date for celebration as they use the Solar cycle.
As we know, the Gregorian Calendar is used worldwide. Whereas, Bikram Sambat Calendar is also used in many countries like India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
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Importance of Bikram Sambat (B.S) Calendar
Bikram Sambat Calendar is a lunisolar calendar which helps to keep track of religious festivals and national days of Nepal. The Bikram Sambat Calendar lunar cycle carries the religious side of Nepalese People and the solar cycle carries the Patriotic side of Nepalese people. Most of the religious festivals are celebrated on the lunar cycle of Bikram Sambat Calendar. And a single day of lunar calendar of Bikram Sambat is called Tithi. These tithes decide on which solar day the festivals will fall each year. The lunar cycle helps to maintain the seasonal change and crop cultivation time of the country.
The solar cycle is used for National days which are celebrated on fixed days of Bikram Sambat Calendar in Nepal. So for the celebration of both Festivals and National days in Nepal Bikram Sambat Calendar is used.
Importance of Gregorian Calendar (A.D)
Gregorian Calendar is also called Anno Domino that is A.D. Other names of Gregorian Calendar are Current Era, Common Era, Christian Era, C.E, etc. For Nepalese People, it is important to know the events and functions that the world is celebrating. As the internet and technology have shrunk our world into a small village. So to keep the tracks of events and functions around the world, the world should have one common calendar to follow for international purpose. And that role is played by Gregorian Calendar.
Gregorian Calendar has been important in Celebrating International Days and Events for the welfare of the world and to show our support to those organization which is working internationally to make a better world. The calendar is part of the language and surely, it helps people to communicate with each other.
Name of Months and Number of Days in a Month of Both Calendars:
There are twelve months in both Nepali and Gregorian Calendar. Here are all the 12 months and their corresponding months with both (Gregorian and Bikram Sambat) calendar system and the number of days in the respective month of both calendars:
S.No. Name of Nepali Months Corresponding Gregorian Months Number of Days
1 Baisakha – Mid-April to Mid-May 30 / 31 (30.950 exactly)
2 Jestha – Mid-May to Mid-June 31 / 32 (31.429 exactly)
3 Ashad – Mid-June to Mid-July 31 / 32 (31.638 exactly)
4 Shrawan – Mid-July to Mid-August 31 / 32 (31.463 exactly)
5 Bhadra – Mid-August to Mid-September 31 / 32 (31.012 exactly)
6 Ashwin – Mid-September to Mid-October 30 / 31 (30.428 exactly)
7 Karthik – Mid-October to Mid-November 29 / 30 (29.879 exactly)
8 Mangsir – Mid-November-Mid December 29 / 30 (29.475 exactly)
9 Poush – Mid-December to Mid-January 29 / 30 (29.310 exactly)
10 Magh – Mid-January to Mid-February 29 / 30 (29.457 exactly)
11 Falgun – Mid-February to Mid-March 29 / 30 (29.841 exactly)
12 Chaitra – Mid-March to Mid-April 30 / 31(30.377 exactly)
Name of Gregorian Months, Corresponding Nepali Months Number of Days
1 January – Mid Poush to Mid Magh 31
2 February – Mid Magh to Mid Falgun 28/29
3 March – Mid Falgun to Mid Chaitra 31
4 April – Mid Chaitra to Mid Baisakh 30
5 May – Mid Baisakh to Mid Jestha 31
6 June – Mid Jestha to Mid Ashad 30
7 July – Mid Ashad to Mid Shrawan 31
8 August – Mid Shrawan to Mid Bhadra 31
9 September – Mid Bhadra to Mid Ashwin 30
10 October – Mid Ashwin to Mid Karthik 31
11 November – Mid Karthik to Mid Mangsir 30
12 December – Mid Mangsir to Mid Poush 31
Some Important Festival and Days:
Bikram Sambat (B.S) calendar is used to determine various festivals and national days of Nepal. Whereas, Anno Domino (A.D) or Gregorian or English or Western or CE calendar is used for international days and events and festivals like Christmas, Easter, etc of Christian people. Here is the list of some important festivals, national and international days that are celebrated in Nepal on the basis of Nepali and Gregorian Calendars:
Nepali New Year – 1st of Baisakh
Mother’s Day – Baisakh Krishna Paksha Aunsi
Buddha Jayanti – Baisakh Shukla Paksha Purnima
Republic Day – 15th of Jestha
World Environment Day – 5th of June
Naag Panchami – Shravan Shukla Paksha Panchami
World Tourism Day – 27th of September
Krishna Janmashtami – Bhadra Krishna Paksha Ashtami
Teej – Bhadra Shukla Paksha Tritiya
Dashain – Ashwin Shukla Paksha Dashami
Laxmi Pooja – Kartik Krishna Paksha Trayodashi
Christmas – 25th of December (Poush)
Gregorian New Year – 1st of January (Poush)
Tamu Losar – 15th of Poush
Tol Losar – Poush Shukla Paksha Pratipada
Maghesankrati – 1st of Magh
Sonam Losar – Magh Shukla Paksha Pratipada
Martyr’s Day – 16th of Magh
Ram Navami – Chaitra Shukla Paksha Navami
World Poetry Day – 21st of March
International Women’s Day – 8th of March
World Health Day – 7th of April
Various rituals and yearly carnivals are conducted in different parts of Nepal like Bisket Jatra, Sindoor Jatra, and Bode Jatra to welcome the Nepali New Year in traditional style. Nowadays, Nepali New Year’s Eve events and parties are also organized by hotels, restaurants, and clubs to celebrate the new year in western style. Usually, people in Nepal on the Nepali New year day wear new clothes, prepare delicious foods and feasts and celebrate different Jatras on the First day of Baisakh that is Nepali New Year.
And English or Gregorian New Year is also being celebrated in Nepal with the same enthusiasm. Different events and parties are hosted and organized by hotels, pubs, and clubs for New Year’s Eve Party.
The Nepali Date Converter is very much useful tool for Nepalese people. This date converter tool can be used for various purposes. The Nepal Date Converter tool will help Nepalese people to celebrate both national days and international days and events in the Nepali dates which vary every year due to different Calendar systems used. This Nepali Date Converter tool will also useful for quick conversion of Nepali Birthday dates for form fillings and for the use of Horoscope software, etc.
For the conversion of Nepali dates for birthday dates, anniversaries, festivals like Dashain, Tihar, Chhath, Holi, Losar, Christmas and all other festivals of Nepalese people and National and International day celebration, here we have brought you tool to convert dates from B.S to A.D and A.D to B.S that is from Nepali dates (B.S) to Gregorian date or English date (A.D) or CE.
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