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Maha Shivaratri is one of the big festivals of Nepal and literally means “Night of Lord Shiva”. It is celebrated on the 14th day of the dark fortnight of the Magh month, as per the Hindu lunar calendar. According to the

Literally, the term “Lhosar” is composed from two words “Lho” which means “barga or Group” and “Sar” which means “New”. Gurungs divide time into cycles of 12 years (which is called “lohokor”), to each year of which a special name

Chhath Parva, attracts thousands of pilgrims to the holy town of Janakpur in south-eastern Nepal. But it is celebrated all over Nepal including Kathmandu where people from the Terai gather along the banks of rivers especially Bagmati to worship. The

Mani Rimdu is the most important festival of the Sherpa people. It is held during the tenth lunar month of October–November of the Gregorian calendar. It falls on the autumn season when large groups of tourists visit the Khumbu region to trek to

Holi, also known as Festival of Colors, is one of the most popular festivals in Nepal. It takes place on the full moon day in Nepali Fagu month (February to March in Solar Calendar) and lasts for 2 days. This

The five-day  festival of lights, known as Tihar honors Yama, the God of Death, meanwhile the worship of Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth dominates the festivities. On the first day Kaag Tihar, is the day of the crow, the informant of Yama is

Dashain is the longest Hindu festival in Nepal. Traditionally celebrated for two weeks with prayers and offerings to Durga. Durga is the Universal Mother Goddess for Hindus. Dashain is a time for family reunions, Putting red tika on forehead, exchange

Sakela-Udhauli is the main festival of Kirat people which is celebrated twice a year and is distinguished by two names Ubhauli and Udhauli. Sakela Ubhauli is celebrated during Baisakh Purnima (full moon day in the month of Baishak) and Sakela

Lhosar is one of the festivals observed by Nepal's indigenous communities with enthusiasm and fanfare. Unlike other cultural festivals, it is a festival celebrated by multiple ethnic communities in different times. This festival is mainly celebrated by Tamu (Gurung), Tamang and