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 called as Teachers’ Day.
Guru or teacher is the one, who removes the darkness of our ignorance and educate us to make knowledgeable to distinguish between right and wrong. In Nepal, on this day, students offer garlands (gifts, sweets) and put tika (red powder) to their teachers and take blessings from them.
Celebrating such festival brings loads of happiness and joy to the teachers and the students. So the festival like “Guru Purnima” has full of significance in the life a student and they celebrate it in the best possible manner.
Learn more about other festivals celebrated in Nepal:
- Dashain and Tihar (Greatest festival of Nepalese)
- Saraswati Puja- The day for the deity of knowledge, art and music
- Maha Shivaratri- The Night of Lord Shiva
- What you need to know about Tihar?
- The Great Hindu Festival “Teej”
- Festival of Nepal- Indra Jatra
- Sonam Lhosar:The Festival of Tamang
- Tamu Lhosar: The greatest festival of Gurung
- Gai Jatra- A Nepali Festival
- Ghode Jatra-“The Horse Parade” festival of Nepal