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Festivals and Holidays

According to the Nepali calendar, there are so many festivals fall in a year, the festivals depend on the ethics and religions. When sorting through the view of religions, Hindu is the highest number, then Buddhist, Christian, Muslim and so on. Every religion has own festivals and respects to each other. Dashain, Tihar, Chhath are main festivals of Hindus, during the time other people also collaborating and make the town festive. The government of Nepal has declared the public holiday for every festival in term of significance the religion such as Christmas Day, Buddha Jayanti, Lhosar etc.

Nepali Festivals:

Teej Festival - September-October

  • Especially the festival of women.
  • Having the Dar - A dinners which have on the previous day of Teej
  • Singing and Dancing is the main features
  • A tough fasting even without water and worshiping of Lord Shiva. In every Shiva temple including Pashupatinath.

Dashain Festival- October - November

  • Celebrated in all over Nepal except some region like Everest, Langtang
  • Worshiping the Goddess Durga for 10 days and take the Tika & Jamara from the elder people

Tihar Festival- October- November

  • Second biggest festival of Hindus
  • Worshiping the Goddess Laxmi, and few pet animals, birds; Crow, Dog, Cow, and Ox
  • Special festival of brother and sisters (Celebrating with exchanging Tika, and Garland)

Chhath- November

  • Chhath is the puja of Sun, people worship the rising and setting sun with a tough fasting even without drinking the water.
  • The Festival is especially celebrated in southern part of Nepal
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Christmas- 25 Dec 

  • The biggest festival of Christian Society.

New Year - 01 Jan 

  • It is the English New Year also celebrated in Nepal very widely.

Nepali New Year - Middle April

  • The new year of Nepal falls in the April according to the International calendar.  

 

Annapurna Himalaya range trekking gives an opportunity to celebrated the Dashain and Tihar during the trek.

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