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Holi: The Festival of Colors and Love

Holi: The Festival of Colors and Love

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Holi is a vibrant and joyous festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm and excitement in Nepal and other parts of South Asia. It is also known as the festival of colors or the festival of love, and it marks the arrival of spring and the end of winter. The festival is observed by people of all faiths, and it is known for its colorful celebrations and fun traditions. In this blog, we will take a closer look at the history, customs, and significance of the Holi festival, and we will explore some of the ways in which this vibrant festival is celebrated in Nepal and beyond. So grab a bag of colored powders and join us as we delve into the world of Holi, the festival of colors and love.How holi festival is celebrated in Nepal?Holi is a popular festival that is celebrated by peop...
Maghe Sankranti Festival in Nepal

Maghe Sankranti Festival in Nepal

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Maghe Sankranti(also known as makar sankranti) is a Hindu festival that is celebrated on the first day of the month of Magh, according to the Nepali calendar. This festival marks the end of the month with the longest nights and the beginning of the month with the longest days, symbolizing the victory of light over darkness. It is also a time for people to celebrate the end of the harvest season and to thank the gods for a bountiful harvest. Many people celebrate this festival by taking holy baths in rivers, offering prayers and food to the gods, and participating in fairs and other festive activities.How do people celebrate this festival?There are many different ways that people celebrate Maghe Sankranti, depending on their cultural traditions and beliefs. Some common activities i...
Tihar Festival in Nepal

Tihar Festival in Nepal

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Tihar is one of the most important festivals among us. It is second biggest festival in Nepal . it is also called the festival of lights. Tihar festival falls every year from Kartik Krishna Trayodashi to Kartik Sukala Dittiya. On these five days, five festivals are: Kaag-Tihar, Kukur-Tihar, Gai-Tihar, Goru-Tihar, and Bhai-Tihar. Tihar festival is also known as "Yampanchak" and "Deewali". Hindus across the kingdom of Nepal celebrate this festival with great pomp. Hindu Nepalis living outside Nepal also celebrate this festival with equal importance.Tihar is the biggest festival celebrated in Nepal after Dashain. Tihar is celebrated not only in Nepal but also in some states of India. It is also known as Diwali or Deepawali and the "Festival of Lights". Tihar festival is known as Diwali in Ind...
Hartalika Teej Festival In Nepal

Hartalika Teej Festival In Nepal

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Teej is an important festival celebrated by Hindu women. Hartalika Teej is a fasting festival for women in Nepal . This festival is celebrated for 4 days from Bhadra Shukla Dhitiya to Panchami. During the Teej festival, Lord Shiva is worshiped along with traditional dances, devotional folk music & songs, and entertainment. Teej is celebrated freely and joyfully by Nepalese Hindu women, Nepali women of other religions and castes have also started celebrating Teej in Nepal with joy and happiness. This festival is mainly celebrated all over Nepal but also in northern and western India. Lord Shiva's Himalaya daughter Parvati kept the first fast so that there would be no hindrance to Lord Shiva's health and body. That day was the day of Haritalika Teej. It is usually celebrated on the third...
Dashain festival in Nepal

Dashain festival in Nepal

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Dashain is a festival that originated in Nepal. Dashain is considered one of the most important and biggest festival in Nepal. Among the Newars of Kathmandu Valley, Nepali Dashain is known as Mohni and is celebrated as the most important festival of the Nepal Samwad calendar year. Dashain festival is also known as Dussehra in India. This dashain, Nepali festival is mostly celebrated by people who believe in the Hindu and Kirat religion and longest hindu festival of Nepal. Ethnic Nepali-speaking people of Darjeeling hills, Sikkim, Assam and north-eastern states of India have also been celebrating the most auspicious festival. Bada Dashain is a special festival or celebration observed from Pratipada Dashami on the Ashwin Shukla side and then to Kojagrata Purnima. Dashain is also known as Bad...