Festivals

Holi (Holi punhi/ Holi Purnima)

Holi (Holi punhi/ Holi Purnima) Holi is the festival of colours, spring and music that foremost is celebrated with great joy especially, in Nepal...

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Sila Charhe; the night of Maha Shivaratri

Sila charhe The inhabitants of Kathmandu Valley, especially the newa people celebrate Maha Shivaratri as Sila charhe. Sila charhe or the Shivaratri literally means...

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Madhav Narayan Festival and Swasthani Brata Katha: Month long festival in Bhaktapur

Festival dedicated to Madhav Narayan Among the different faces of Lord Vishnu, Madhav Narayan refers to one who is worshipped during the month of...

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Swasthani Barta (1 month long fast ceremony)

Swasthani Barta (one month long fast ceremony) Swasthani Barta is considered more as a month-long fasting ceremony rather than a festival. Yes, there is...

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Samyak dan

Samyak dan is an annual event for the Bhaktapurians which takes place in Na pukhu each year during Maghe Sankranti. But, this Samyak dan...

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Haribodhini Ekadashi

What is Haribodhini Ekadashi? Haribodhini Ekadashi is one of the biggest Ekadashi (events) of Nepal which falls on the 11th day of the bright...

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Bala Chaturdashi or the Bala cha: re

Bala Chaturdashi; Bala Cha: re Bala Chaturdashi often called Bala Cha: re is one trivial event but it has an essential place in our...

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Saki Mana Punhi

Saki Mana Punhi Saki Mana punhi is one of the minor festive that is celebrated within the Kathmandu Valley. Yet, it has its own...

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Ganesha Chaturdashi ( Cho tha); one evening celebration

A very vivid memory gets stuck when we think about Cho: tha. That, in general, is also name after the Ganesh Chaturdashi or the...

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Rishi Panchami: one traditional occasion appear right after the Teej

Each year, the day after Ganesha Chaturthi, people observe Rishi Panchami. The day, when rishis or the sages are acknowledged for all their good...

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Teej: the festival of devotion and august simper

Teej is counted as one of the most prestigious festivals in Nepal. That generally is not observed by the newa people. Yet, it has...

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Kushe Aunsi: a day dedicated to the fathers

Kushe Aunsi, also signified as Gokarna Aunsi is one of the important days to the denizens of Nepal. Since the day has more than...

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Gunhi Punhi ( Janai Purnima); finally! the Kwati day is here

“Kwati khane din”, this is what the Bhaktapurians call to the day of Gunhi Punhi or Janai Purnima. Every household, that day fills with...

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Gai jatra: the festival of death, dance and satiric street performances

All after the bisket jatra, Gai jatra holds the record of the largest jatra of Kathmandu valley. Of course, because it is sanctioned for...

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Buddha Jayanti; the day of Buddha’s separation, Paranirvana

As reasonably, the newars of Bhaktapur are Buddhist beside the Hindus. They adore the day of Buddha Jayanti. Simply, people call this day, the...

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