Every year, local residents of Kilagal in Kathmandu celebrate the Pulu Kisi procession and dance with great euphoria and enthusiasm. Legend has it that the white elephant is none other than Airavata, who carries the Hindu god Indra. Indra is known by many names, one of them being Devraj, meaning king among gods; but while... Continue Reading →

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Asar 15 : Centuries-old celebration

Over the years and generations, people have celebrated Asar 15 with special gusto. You have been celebrating too. But what is the importance of Asar 15? Why celebrate it? Many farmers live in the rural Nepal where there is no proper irrigation system. Farmers sow the seeds and plant saplings for the harvest. And since... Continue Reading →

Buddha Jayanti

Celebrations Buddha Jayanti is the commemoration of the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana (leaving the earth realm by physically dying) of the Buddha. The historical Buddha was born more than 2500 years ago in a sacred grove in Lumbini, on the steaming Ganges River plain of the southern Terai, as a prince: the son of King... Continue Reading →

Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr, (Arabic: “Festival of Breaking Fast”) also spelled ʿĪd al-Fiṭr, also called al-ʿĪd al-Ṣaghīr, Turkish Ramazan Bayrami (“Ramadan Festival”), first of two canonical festivals of Islam. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, and is celebrated during the first three days of Shawwal, the 10th month of the... Continue Reading →

Mata Tirtha Ausi – Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day in Nepal is also known as Mata Tirtha Ausi. People pay homage to their mothers presenting her favorite food, clothing and various gifts on this day.  Mukh Herne means "to allow someone as our relative or give respect or to recognize the achievement of or love to someone". This is the day when... Continue Reading →

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