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Holi or Fagu Purnima the festivals of color in Nepal

When does Holi take place? 29th and 30th March 2021 10th and 11th March 2020 20th and 21st March 2019 The date for Holi or Fagu Purnima changes every according to the Hindu calendar. The Hindu calendar is based on solar and lunisolar calendars. It is very different from the Gregorian calendar, so most essential festivals occur on different dates or even months on the Gregorian calendar. In Nepal, we have an even unique practice where the hillmen celebrate a day ahead of the Terai residents. Like many of the festivals of this region, there are many myths and stories behind each festival. Holi is welcoming of spring and summer. It is also observed to get a blessing of God for coming harvests and fertility of the land. This festival is celebrated in most South Asian counties. Holi takes place…

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August 10, 2020

Vesak day

Vesak Day or Buddha Purnima 26th May 2021 15th May 2020 18th May 2019 Vesak day is also known as Buddha Jayanti (Buddha’s birthday) in Nepal. His first name was Siddhartha Gautama. Siddhartha Gautama was born in 563 BCE in Lumbini, which is now part of Modern Nepal. Birth and birthplace of Lord Buddha Siddhartha…

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November 28, 2019

Ram Navami Festival of Nepal.

Ram Navami Festival of Nepal 21st April 2021 2nd April 2020 14th April 2019 14th April 2018 Lord Ram is considered to be another incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. The Nepalese have an ingrained opinion and devout confidence in him. His control, clean heart, kindness, love, bravery, peacefulness, and expressiveness in speech gave him…

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November 26, 2019

Holi or Fagu Purnima the festival of colors in Nepal

Holi or Fagu Purnima, the festival of colours in Nepal When does Holi take place?  29th and 30th March 2021 8th and 9th March 2020 20th and 21st March 2019 The date for Holi or Fagu Purnima changes every according to the Hindu calendar. The Hindu calendar is based on solar and lunisolar calendars. It…

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November 25, 2019

Ghantakarna Chaturdasi Festival of Nepal 

Ghantakarna Chaturdasi Festival of Nepal  This festival is generally celebrated in July/August. However, this year it was on the 30th of July 2019. People have been giving ‘peace’ offerings, sacrifices to demons, serpents, supernatural beings along with natural elements such as water, fire, and the wind since the beginning of time. Legend has it that…

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November 25, 2019

Gai Jatra Festival of Nepal

Gai Jatra festival of Nepal 23rd August 2021 11th August 2020 19th August 2019 Most festivals in Nepal have turned into a coersion today. In specific cases, it has become a burden financially and timewise due to the dilution over the sources and concealed reasons. The Gai Jatra (Sa Paro in Newari) or the cow…

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November 25, 2019

Festivals of Darjeeling and Sikkim

Festivals of Darjeeling and Sikkim It would help if you visited Darjeeling and Sikkim to witness the riot of the kaleidoscope of colours. Sikkim and Darjeeling are tucked away in the North-Eastern corridor of India in the shadows of the Himalayas. Sikkim is the second smallest state in India, while Darjeeling is part of West…

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November 25, 2019

Festivals of Tibet

Festivals In Tibet Many grand and vibrant Tibetan festivals are making up our list of Lhasa festivals and events. The highlights are The Tibetan New Year, the Shoton Festival, and the Thangka Festival when a giant Buddha painting is unfurled. Other festivals are associated with Buddhist monasteries and local traditions and customs. Lhasa is the…

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November 25, 2019

Vivaha Panchami Festival in Nepal

Vivaha Panchami Festival in Nepal 8th December 2021 18th December 2020 1st December 2019 12th December 2018 Vivaha Panchami is a celebration to commemorate the eternal marriage of Lor Ram (The prince of Ayodhya) and Princess Sita of Janakpur in the form of an auspicious Hindu festival. It is observed during the fifth day of…

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November 25, 2019

Naag Panchami Festival in Nepal

Naag Panchami – Festival in Nepal 13th August 2021 25th July 2020 Naag Panchami festival of Nepal 5th August 2019 What is Naag Panchami? It is the day of serpents. Naags are revered on this day in Nepal. Naag means snake, and Panchami is the fifth day after the new moon, where the name for…

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November 25, 2019

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