The Nepali Calendar (Nepali: नेपाली पात्रो) is a traditional solar calendar used in Nepal for both civil and religious purposes. The year begins in the month Baishakh; usually around 14 April.
The official Nepali Calendar follows Bikram Samwat, abbreviated B.S. Nepal Sambat the Calendar has its origins in Nepal and is followed by a group of people of Newar origin. The Newa foundation aims to establish this calendar as an official Nepali calendar.
The current Nepali year is 2068. The B.S. year is 56.7 years ahead of the (western) Gregorian Calendar. The Gregorian year 2000 AD began 17 Poush 2056 and ended 16 Poush 2057.