Nepal celebrates Mt. Everest Day on May 29 every year in memory of the first summit of Mt. Everest by Nepal’s Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand on the day of 1953. The day is celebrated with memorial events, processions, and special events in Kathmandu and the Everest region.
They were the first humans to scale the height of Mount Everest. In 2008, Nepal decided to observe the day as International Everest Day after Sir Edmund Hillary died.
The Mt. Everest Day celebration has been a significant occasion for the promotion of Nepal’s mountain tourism. Participants include ministers, climbers, tourism entrepreneurs, and government officials.