Public holiday on Sunday

KATHMANDU: Government has announced a public holiday on Sunday on the occasion of Bhoto Jatra.

Bhoto Jatra is a part of the Rato Machhendranath chariot festival that concludes after the chariot of the deity is pulled up to Jawalakhel in Lalitpur.

It is an annual cultural cum religious ritual of displaying the black jewel-studded bhoto (vest) believed to be of the then Nagraj, the serpent king.

The Ministry of Home Affairs today issued a statement to this effect.