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About Festivals Guide in Nepal

Nepal is a mountainous country and has a vibrant culture that becomes incredibly evident from time to time during their festivals. The people in Nepal are actually diverse and as such have various sorts of festivals to celebrate their multiple and varied backgrounds. To truly gain an understanding of the people in Nepal and the country itself, it is important to experience the different festivals of Nepal to get a background on the people who are living there. Here are seven different festivals all of which are celebrated in Nepal.

1. Dashain

The Nepal festival Dashain is the biggest festival of the country. It celebrated the victory of the Goddess Durga of Mahishasura. This period sees family gatherings and feasts all over the city. It is also celebrated as a celebration of land and harvest, to pray for better crops. There are ten days of celebration, with there being animal sacrifices on the eighth and ninth day, as well as the tenth day being meant for peace and meeting up with family and friends to exchange wishes and blessings. The Dashain Nepali Festival is one that attracts tourists from all over.

2. Bisket Jatra

The Bisket Jatra festival marks the slaying of the serpents, which takes place in the Nepali Bisket month. There is a tug of war between the Western and Eastern part of the country to celebrate the occasion. A huge pole is raised by the river and eventually pulled down to mark the official new year.

3. Mahashivaratri

Monks congregate at the Shiv temples in Nepal to celebrate this festival. They offer prayers and holy leaves to Shiv, while the idols are washed with holy water. The monks dance, and there are also snake dances to celebrate the festival in the evening after an entire day of fasting.

4. Buddha Jayanti

Buddha Jayanti celebrates the birth of Lord Buddha with Buddhists from all over coming to Nepal on the day. They gather to pray and eat vegetarian food, while kheer is a staple in every house that night.

5. Tihar

Tihar is a five-day celebration which takes place a while after Dashain. It is the celebration of light and is the worship of Goddess Laxmi. Crows, Dogs, cows, and oxen are worshipped on the first four days, followed by the fifth day which is meant for Bhai Tika, where the sisters put a mark on their brothers' foreheads, praying for their long lives.

6. Teej

The importance of festivals in Nepal is extremely high due to the cultural significance of each celebration. The Teej festival is meant for the women only and takes place over three days. On the first, the women have heavy food, followed by a day of fasting where married women pray for the health of their husbands, while unmarried ones pray for good husbands. The third day sees the fast broken by eating chokho and karkalo ki tarkari, made with ghee. It is celebrated with prayers, dances, and songs.

7. Lhosar

One of the major festivals in Nepal is the celebration of Lhosar. Lhosar translates to New Year and is of three types. Tamu Lhosar, Gyalbu Lhosar and Sonam Lhosar are all celebrated by different communities of Nepal. The festival is celebrated with dance, music, and the exchange of gifts and greetings.


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    Though, Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes of Indian currency are not accepted anywhere else in Nepal, one can easily use Indian notes of Rs. 50 and Rs. 100.

    Currently, Nepal Railway is the only medium to cover the travel distance between the two nations via train. It runs from Janakpur in Nepal to Jaynagar in India, which are close to the border of the two nations.

    Travellers can travel via bus, car or flights. However, flights do get delayed now and then.

    Yes. The guides understand and speak English, Hindi and Nepali.

    If you are on a vacation, you can include Pokhara, Kathmandu and Chitawan National Park in your itinerary.

    No. Indians don't need a visa to visit Nepal. However, an ID proof is needed for verification.

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