According to the Nepali calendar, it is not 2017, it’s 2074!

Nepali calendar

Did you know that in Nepal, the year isn’t 2017…it’s 2074!

Like other Asian countries, Nepal uses a different calendar. Indeed, the Nepali calendar is based on the Bikram Sambat, a widely used ancient calendar of the Hindu tradition in India and Nepal. This calendar is approximately 56 years and 8 months ahead of the Common Era.

In addition, Nepal has a unique time zone: their standard time is 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of GMT, making it one of the three places with a time zone interval offset of 45 minutes.

By Mathilde Lajarrige

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