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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 →

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 →

Indrayani Jatra

Kathmandu have their own special cultural and historical importance, while the participants of such fests take away happiness and rejuvenation. One such vivacious festival is celebrated in Kirtipur called Kirtipur Indrayani Jatra. The three day festival Indrayani Jatra is one… Continue Reading →

Sakela – Udhauli and Ubhauli (उधौली उभौली पर्ब)

Nepal is a country of ethnic diversities .Different ethnic communities follow their own traditions and cultures. Fairs and festivals have been a part of each and every ethnic community. Thus one or another kind of fair and festivals are observed… Continue Reading →

बाला चतुर्दशी – Bala Chaturdashi

Hindu devotees whose family member had died gather at Pashupatinath temple area where they perform various rituals. The festival begins by lighting ‘Mahadeep’ (lights) as they stay awake for the whole night on Mangsir Krishna Trayodashi, the eve of Bala… Continue Reading →

Ghode Jatra – घोडे जात्रा

The celebration of Ghode Jatra is done in the wide open ground of Tundikhel every year in the heart of Kathmandu. Organized on the no-moon day of Chaitra, “Ghode Jatra” translates to “Horse Parade” in Nepali. Organized and performed by… Continue Reading →

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