The 72nd National Democracy Day is being celebrated today by organizing a variety of programs across the country. A special program is being held at Tundikhel. The day is observed in commemoration of 7th Falgun, 2007 BS when democracy was established in Nepal after the end of the 104-year-old autocratic Rana rule. Since 2008 BS, it has become a tradition for the main ceremony committee to organize a special ceremony at the Sainik Manch every year. The government has appealed to all for a special three-day celebration on February 18, 19 and 20. Illumination will also be held in the evening for three days.