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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!

Some Great Newari Dances

Some Great Newari Dances

The Malla Period was the golden age for artistic endeavor in Kathmandu Valley, and dance flourished as well.

Maghe Sankranti, a Celebration of Life

Maghe Sankranti, a Celebration of Life

Maghe Sankranti is one festival that doesn’t have much of a religious significance, unlike most other festivals of Nepal; it’s more a celebration of life!

Bungamati Bahi-Vihar Jatra

Bungamati Bahi-Vihar Jatra

Bungamati is synonymous with woodcarving, because this ancient Newar village is full of highly skilled woodcarvers. What’s more, they have some interesting festivals, too!

Kathmandu Valley’s Serpentine Culture

Kathmandu Valley’s Serpentine Culture

Kathmandu Valley was once a gigantic lake in which dwelled an innumerable number of serpents. They were uprooted by humans who set about draining the lake to make the valley inhabitable. The serpents became angry…

Biggest Nepali Festival, Dashain

Biggest Nepali Festival, Dashain

The biggest Nepali festival, Dashain, is known as a 10-day festival, but it actually ends on the 15th day, the day of Kojagrata Purnima.

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