Festivals

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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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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Chandeswori Jatra; a local festival of Bhaktapur

Being the most fascinating and most awaited jatra of Banepa, the Chandeswori jatra is getting more and more exciting. Chandeswori temple, the place where...

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Dugu Puja : A Celebration of One’s Roots.

Dugu puja is a ritual of worshipping the linage god of the clan a person belongs to. Some people call it dewali puja or...

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Shree Panchami; one day for the goddess of Knowledge

Bhaktapur is a clime where people celebrate the festival grandly within clouds of people. Just as in jatras. Or they celebrate it with a...

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Sithi Nakha: Making Water Resources Clean Again!!

The Newa community celebrates Sithi Nakha on the sixth day of the waxing moon of Jestha(MAY/JUN) in the Bikram Sambat calendar. The word ‘Sithi’...

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Mohani; the newa version of the great Dashain

Mohani or mohni is an analogous festival to the biggest festival of Nepal, i.e Dashain. The difference between these two terms of festivals is...

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Swanti ( Tihar); the festivals of colorful lights

Swanti or tihar is the second biggest festival in Nepal, of course after the Dashain. Due to the lack of ness on speaking the...

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Maghe Sankranti; the very first day of Magh

Sankranti generally means the first day of the month. Thus, the first day of Magh, Nepalese month is celebrated as maghe Sankranti. Nepalese people...

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Yomari Punhi; a full moon day with the iconic newari dish, Yomari

Yomari punhi is a food-oriented festival. A festival, where yomari plays the role of an ideal dish. Yes, Yomari is the most delicious and...

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Indra jatra: in an aspect of Bhaktapur

Almost every single jatra that is celebrated within the Kathmandu Valley has an exciting story. So, does the Indra jatra. However, it differs from...

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