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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.
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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: Dec 31,2017
Christian New Year is celebrated in all major cities, specially in Thamel of Kathmandu and Lake...
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Date: Dec 25,2017
Christi an community of Nepal celebrates Christmas on 25th December. Christmas is a fun-fi...
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Date: Dec 19,2017
Abiding the lunar calendar Tamang, Magar, Gurung and other Himalayan communities of Nepal celeb...
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Date: Dec 3,2017
People of the Kathmandu Valley offer worship to Annapurna, the goddess of grains, for the rice ...
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Date: Oct 26,2017
This festival is commonly celebrated by people living in Terai. In recent year this festival ha...
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Date: Oct 17,2017 to Oct 21,2017
Tihar is celebrated as the second biggest festival after Dashain. It is the Festival of Lights&...
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Date: Sep 21,2017 to Oct 2,2017
Dashain is the longest and most favorite festival of Nepal.  Skies of Kathmandu fill...
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Date: Sep 5,2017
It is believed that many centuries ago, Indra (King of Heaven)’s mother needed specially ...
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Date: Aug 24,2017
Teej is a Hindu married woman’s day for her man.  Married and unmarried women crowd ...
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Date: Aug 14,2017
Krishnashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna the hero of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Devotees ...
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