Yomari Punhi

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Yomari Punhi, meaning the full moon of yomari, is one of the most popular Newar festivals and is observed every year during the full moon of December. A yomari is a confection of rice flour (from the new harvest) dough shaped like fish and filled with brown cane sugar and sesame seeds, which is then steamed. This delicacy is the chief item on the menu during the post-harvest celebration of Yomari Punhi.

the word Yomari, symbolically came from the Nepal bhasa as it means the favorite flatbread in the local language. Here, yo means the favorite, and Mari means the bread or the flatbread.

The newar community celebrated Yomari Puni today by worshipping the goddess Annapurna and eating yomari.

Event Details


    December 19, 2021
  • end date

    December 19, 2021

    Each household in Kathmandu Valley
  • organizer

    Newa Community

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