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Sonam Lhosar:The Festival of Tamang

Sonam Lhosar
Different types of cultural festivals are celebrated in Nepal. Lhosar is one of them, and it is the New Year of the Sherpa, Tamang, Gurung, Dura, Lepcha, and Bhote communities.There are three different types of Lhosars, that is, Tola Lhosar,... Read More

Nepali festival-Maghe Sankranti

sankranti
Of all the festivals celebrated in Nepal, "Maghe Sankranti" is one of the important festivals. It falls on the first day of Magh month of the Bikram Samwat, a Nepali Year. In other words, the mid of January of the western calendar.... Read More

Tamu Lhosar-The Greatest Festival of Gurung

Tamu Lhosar
Tamu Lhosar, that is, “Gurungs' New Year,” is one of the greatest festivals of Gurung community  celebrated in Nepal. This New Year falls in the Nepali month of Poush, that is, December /January. On this New Year, the government of... Read More

The Festival of Lights, Diwali

Diwali festival
Diwali, the festival of lights, also called Deepawali or Tihar is the second greatest festival of the Hindu Nepalese after "Dashain." It falls in Kartik, one of the Nepali months, and it is celebrated for 5 days. This year (2013),... Read More

Festival of Nepal- Indra Jatra

Indra Jatra
Indra Jatra is a festival, which is concerned with God Indra, as well as it is concerned with other Hindu gods and goddesses. Indra is the God of Rain as well as the King of Heaven, according to Hindu mythology.When... Read More

The Great Hindu Festival “Teej”

Teej
Nepal is a country rich in various cultures and festivals. Among those festivals, Teej is the one, which falls in Bhadra, a Nepali month. The Nepalese Government declares public holiday on Teej. This festival is celebrated by all the Hindu... Read More

Gai Jatra-A Nepali Festival

Gai jatra
Gai Jatra, the festival of cows, is celebrated in the Nepali month of Bhadra (August-September). Last year it fell on August 22, and this year it’s on August 11 (added for this year). The festival is observed in the Kathmandu... Read More

Guru Purnima- Respecting All Your Teachers

Guru purnima
Guru Purnima falls in the month of “Shrawan,” the holiest month of the year in the Bikram Sambat (Nepali Year) calendar that is in mid July. Guru means “teacher” and “Purnima” means “full moon.” Therefore, this day can also be... Read More

Shrawan-The Holiest Month in Nepali Calendar

Shrawan
Shrawan is considered to be the holiest month of the year in the Bikram Sambat (Nepali) calendar. It usually falls in the second half of July and the first half of August. The first day of Shrawan is known as... Read More

Ghode Jatra-“The Horse Parade” festival of Nepal

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... Read More