Festivals

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 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. Generally, the yomari...

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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; the tenth of Nepal Era calendar (Nepal Bhasa)

According to the Nepal Era calendar ( Nepal bhasa), Gunla is the tenth month. And the month dedicated to the glory of Lord Buddha....

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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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Biska Jatra (Bisket Jatra): A fusion of tradition and Sole

Biska Jatra is one of the most popular festivals of Bhaktapur that the aesthete counts this festival among those treasured festivals which has both...

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