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Losar: The Festival of Reunion

Losar: The Festival of Reunion

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.


Swasthani Bratakatha

Swasthani Bratakatha

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.


Boisterous Festivals of Spring

Boisterous Festivals of Spring

Holi, the festival of colors, is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the country, and it is a time when one forgets and forgives. 

 

The Many Abodes of Lord Shiva

The Many Abodes of Lord Shiva

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.  

 

The Rich Culture of Panauti

The Rich Culture of Panauti

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. 

 

Nepal’s Most Popular Festival, Tihar

Nepal’s Most Popular Festival, Tihar

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.  

There’s a Festive Air in Nepal

There’s a Festive Air in Nepal

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. 

Bisket Jatra, Boisterous to the Extreme

Bisket Jatra, Boisterous to the Extreme

Here’s a chance to participate in a festival that’s pretty boisterous, a festival in which two huge wooden chariots are pulled by hundreds of enthusiastic folks — in all directions!