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Asar 15 : Centuries-old celebration

Over the years and generations, people have celebrated Asar 15 with special gusto. You have been celebrating too. But what is the importance of Asar 15? Why celebrate it? Many farmers live in the rural Nepal where there is no… Continue Reading →

Jya: Punhi | Palanti Punhi – Panauti Jatra – The Festival of Panauti

Panauti Jatra is the nine-day festival. It starts off on the 10th day of the bright fortnight of Jyestha (May-June) and ends on the 3rd day of the dark fortnight in Ashad (June-July). It is a combination of the palanquin… Continue Reading →

Buddha Jayanti – Buddha Purnima

Celebrations Buddha Jayanti is the commemoration of the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana (leaving the earth realm by physically dying) of the Buddha. Buddha was born more than 2500 years ago in a sacred grove in Lumbini, on the steaming Ganges… Continue Reading →

Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr, (Arabic: “Festival of Breaking Fast”) also spelled ʿĪd al-Fiṭr, also called al-ʿĪd al-Ṣaghīr, Turkish Ramazan Bayrami (“Ramadan Festival”), first of two canonical festivals of Islam. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting…. Continue Reading →

Mata Tirtha Ausi

Mother’s Day in Nepal is also known as Mata Tirtha Ausi. People pay homage to their mothers presenting her favorite food, clothing and various gifts on this day.  Mukh Herne means “to allow someone as our relative or give respect… Continue Reading →

सिटी न :ख – A NEPALESE CELEBRATION OF “RAIN BABY”

On the sixth day of bright fortnight “Tachhalathwa”, the opening fortnight of the eighth month in Nepal Samvat, the Newa community celebrates Sithi Nakha, dedicated to Sithi dyaa(the name for Lord Kumar in Nepal Bhasha). The main essence of this… Continue Reading →

Sama Chakewa Festival – Epitomizing love and dedication among siblings

Sama-Chakewa festival that is considered as epitomizing love and dedication among siblings is commencing from today amidst the celebration of the Chhath festival in Mithila region of Tarai. It is customary to initiate Sama-Chakewa festival, popularly known as ‘Sama’, on… Continue Reading →

Samyak Mahadan – Festival of Dipankara Buddha

Samyak Mahadan, also known as the festival of Dipankara Buddha is observed once every five years in Patan (Lalitpur), In Kathmandu, Samyak is held at the Darbar Square and Bhuikhel in Swayambhu once in every 12 years, whereas in Bhaktapur,… Continue Reading →

Tamu Loshar – तमु लोसार

Gurungs, who call themselves ‘Tamu’, are indigenous inhabitants of west-central parts of Nepal. Some also live east of Kathmandu. There are numerous clans of Gurung, the members of which are all well known for their valor, humor, singing and dancing… Continue Reading →

LOSAR ल्होसार – Festival of Fun and Cheerfulness

LOSAR ल्होसार  Lo means ‘year’ and sar means ‘new’. Losar is the New Year as celebrated by Buddhist communities in the Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau. In the Nepal Himalayas, Tamang, Sherpa, Yolmo, Gurung, Bhotiya, Loba, Dolpopa, Mugumpa and many other… Continue Reading →

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