The festival of Mataya is one of the most important festivals in the Newar community in Patan. A unique Buddhist festival, during when men and women in a comical attire carrying candles and torches, traditional musicians playing merry rhythms walk to almost all the temples, stupas and monasteries in and around the old city of Lalitpur.
Losar is one of the main festivals celebrated by the ethnic communities of Tamang, Sherpa, Gurung and Thakali. Losar means new year according to the unisolar calendar followed by the communities, it is also known as the Tibetan Calendar which follows the cycle of 12 years called Lohokor.
Every year during the full moon of Poush Shukla, devotees flock to the holy river of Shali Nadi in Sankhu to offer their prayers to Goddess Swasthani and God Madhav Narayan. Devotees fast for their family’s prosperity till the next full moon. During the month family members read the book of Swasthani.
Holi, the festival of colors, is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the country, and it is a time when one forgets and forgives.
Lord Shiva, one of the three main deities of Hinduism, has numerous devotees all over Nepal and the Indian subcontinent. He also has many temples all over the country.
Panauti has an ancient history, and a culture that is rich and thriving. It’s close to Kathmandu, and a visit is sure to enrich you.
A festival that celebrates the victory of Nepali forces over the Indian British Army during the Anglo-Nepal War of 1814-1816.
Tihar is the most popular festival for many Nepalis, and this is because of the many fun activities that take place during all of its five days.
The weather is changing, and along with it, there’s a definite festive air around the country; yes, some of the country’s biggest festivals are here.
Six months later, the devastating earthquake is becoming a distant memory, and Nepalis are gearing up to bounce back strongly with renewed fervor
(2/2) In any culture, marriages are celebrated with much pomp and ceremony; a Nepali wedding, too, is an occasion that’s full of ritual and revelry, and yes, quite a bit of ostentation too.
(1/2) In any culture, marriages are celebrated with much pomp and ceremony; a Nepali wedding, too, is an occasion that’s full of ritual and revelry, and yes, quite a bit of ostentation too.