Nepal is distinctly known as the world of colorful vibrant festivals celebrated in pretext of socio-cultural heritages. It is said that “In Nepal every other building is a temple and every other day is a festival.” Nepalese are said to observe more festivals than there are days in a year. There are different kinds of festivals celebrated to honor Hindu and Buddhist gods/ goddesses and others to recreate important events from ancient mythology and epic literature.
The rich cultural heritage of Nepal is best expressed in the many large and small festivals that occur throughout the year. Though the Nepalese have diverse beliefs and ethnic backgrounds, all unite in the celebration of the year’s major festivals. Festivals such as Dashain and Tihar are of national significance; such as Bisket Jatra or Red Machchhendranath Jatra, belong to the traditions of the old Valley towns and still others, such as Mani Rimdu, are observed only by a particular ethnic community.

Some of the traditional festivals observed in Kathmandu now are: Bada Dashain, Tihar , Maghe Sankranti : (January), Naga Panchami, Janai Poornima, Pancha Dan Teej/Rishi Panchani, Indrajatra, Ghanta Karna, Buddha Jayanti, Sri Panchami, Maha Shivaratri, Phagu Poornima , Ghodejatra, Chaite Dashain, Nava Varsha, Seto Machchhendranath and Matatirtha Aunsi, apart from those mentioned earlier. The festivities such as the Ghode (horse) jatra, Indra-Jatra, Loshar, Shivaratri and many more are observed by various communities of Kathmandu with great devotional fervor and enthusiasm.

Visit to Kathmandu, no matter which time of the year, promises a colorful and rewarding festive experience.

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Date: Apr 4,2017
Hindus celebrate Dasain twice a year in Nepal. Chaite Dasain is one of these. The most public o...
Date: Mar 12,2017
Fagu Poornima or Holi is one of the most colorful and playful festivals of Nepal. It is the fes...
Date: Feb 24,2017
Shivaratri meaning the night of Lord Shiva is one of the major festivals of Nepal.  Hundre...
Date: Feb 1,2017
Basanta Panchami is also called Shri Panchami or Saraswoti Puja and is celebrated in the honor ...
Date: Jan 28,2017
Sherpas and Tibetans welcome their New Year with feasts, family visits and dancing. During this...
Date: Jan 14,2017
In the holy month of Magh the sun enters the southern hemisphere, and the days begin to grow lo...
Date: Dec 25,2016
Christi an community of Nepal celebrates Christmas on 25th December. Christmas is a fun-fi...
Date: Dec 30,2016 to Dec 25,2016
Abiding the lunar calendar Tamang, Magar, Gurung and other Himalayan communities of Nepal celeb...
Date: Nov 6,2016
This festival is commonly celebrated by people living in Terai. In recent year this festival ha...
Date: Oct 28,2016 to Nov 1,2016
Tihar is celebrated as the second biggest festival after Dashain. It is the Festival of Lights&...