Ghode Jatra is a unique festival of horse racing celebrated in Nepal.”Ghode” means horse and “Jatra” means parade. The festival falls on the month of Chaitra i.e. between March and April. Though this is the only such Nepali festival which doesn’t have many religious ceremonies, it does have some significant importance in Newari society. They celebrate it for several days by taking idols of the gods in their area in portable chariots. The most of the Newar prepare feasts in their houses by inviting their near and dear ones. It is also believed that a demon called “Gurumumpa” is propitiated at this time in Tundikhel in Kathmandu. Read more
Nepal is very rich in its culture and traditions. The culture we possess and the festivals that we celebrate are of unique kind which carries different importance.
Many festivals are celebrated almost every month in a year among them Holi also known as “Phalgun Purnima “is the most vibrant festival. Phalgun is the name of the month and Purnima means the full moon day which is the month of February or March according to the Gregorian calendar. The day of Holi is also a national holiday in Nepal. Read more
Nepal is a Hindu country where numbers of festivals are celebrated throughout the year. Maha Shivaratri is one of the most important and popular festival celebrated in Nepal. Maha Shivaratri means “the night of Shiva”. It falls on the night of the new moon during the dark half of the month of Falgun (Feb/March). This is a festival observed in honor of Lord Shiva. It is believed that Shiva was married to Parvati on this day. Read more
Nepal is rich in its cultural festivals. Every month different festivals take place. Saraswati Puja or Shree Panchami is a Hindu festival also referred to “Basanta Panchami”. On this day Hindus worship Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture and is one of the most important festival celebrated in Nepal. It usually falls on the month of February. Read more
Nepal is the country where numbers of festivals are celebrated throughout the year. Every festival possesses its own significant importance. Among different cultural festivals Lhosar is the festival celebrated as New Year in the Sherpa, Tamang, Gurung, Dura, Lepcha and Bhote communities in the mountainous region of Nepal. There are 3 different types of Lhosar i.e. Tola Lhosar, Sonam Lhosar and Gyalbo Lhosar. Sonam Lhosar is celebrated by the Tamang community. Read more
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Nepal is the country rich for its cultural and religious festivals. We celebrate different festivals almost every month of the year. Among the different festival celebrated Maghe Sankranti is also one. It falls on the first of Magh in Bikram Samwat Nepali Calendar i.e. around the month of mid January bringing an end to the ill-omened month of Poush when all religious ceremonies are forbidden. It is also called Magh Sakrati or Uttarayana or Makar Sankranti .Even if it is considered the coldest day of the year, it marks the coming of warmer weather and better days of health and fortune. The sun is believed to leave its southernmost position and begin its northward journey on this day. Hindus take ritual baths during this festival, notably at auspicious river locations. The special delicacies of the festival are sweet potatoes, chaku (sweet prepared from boiled and hardened molasses), chaku-sesame candy, and ghee. Read more