Festivals

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” or “Kwati Punhi”, is what the Bhaktapurians term to the day of Gunhi Punhi or Janai Purnima.Outlines of ContentsGosaikunda and Gunhi...

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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 (Mohani). Due to the lack of ness on speaking...

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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 Nepalese month Magh is celebrated as Maghe Sankranti. Yet, the...

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Yomari Punhi; a full moon day with the iconic newa cuisine, Yomari

Yomari Punhi; celebrating the harvest Yomari Punhi is a classic food-oriented festival where the Yomaris are executed as an ideal dish.Outlines of ContentsYomari Punhi;...

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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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Gunla and Panchadan (Panchara) Parva

According to the Nepal Era calendar ( Nepal Sambat), Gunla means the year’s tenth month. And the month dedicated to the glory of Lord...

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

Have you ever happened to have attended “Bhalu Pyakhan” in Bhaktapur during the Gai jatra festive season?Outlines of ContentsKawana PyakhanBhalu Naach/ PyakhanKhichha PyakhanBhairava DanceLakhey...

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Gatha Muga Cha: re, the beginning of the festive season

Gatha Muga Cha: re or the Ghantakarna Chaturdashi is a regional festival, mostly celebrated within the Kathmandu Valley. However, there are different stories and...

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