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Father’s Day (Nepal) 2019

It is Father’s Day in Nepal on 30th August 2019. Nepali people celebrate their traditional fathers’ day known as “Kushe Aunsi” and also known as Gokarna Aunsi by various celebration. The Father’s Day in Nepal is different from that in the Western World and it doesn’t fall on the same day every year. The details

Krishna Janmastami 2019

In 2018, I had shared some beautiful posters of Krishna on this festival – Krishna Janmastami. This is the birthday of lord Krishna. A mythical character, Krishna is considered to be an incarnation of god Vishnu. Krishna destroys the bad and saves the good people. The Krishna Janmashtami festival is usually celebrated in lat August

Naag Panchami 2019: The festival of snakes

This year, the festival of snake falls on August 5, 2019. Naag Panchami is the festival when people worship snakes, scorpions and the thunder and pray to be safe from them. This is also the festival to recognize the need to share the earth and recognize the existence of snakes and other animals. Last year,

Holi – The Festival of Colour (Fagu 2019)

Holi is a festival of colors based on an ancient Hindu religious event. These days, it has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia and people of other communities outside Asia. In addition to India and Nepal, the festival is celebrated by Indian subcontinent diaspora in countries such as Jamaica, Suriname, Guyana,

Shiva Ratri – the night for God Shiva

Today, March 4, 2019 is Shiva Ratri in Nepal. Shiva Ratri or Mahashivaratri, is the day on which Shiva devotees stay up all night and light fire. They worship the god, eat delicacies related to the god and visit Shiva temples. In Kathmandu, Pashupati temple is flooded with devotees. On the day it usually rains.

Does Saraswati bring good grades in exams?

Almost all the schools in Nepal celebrate Saraswati Puja festival. Although the teachers are pretty excited to celebrate the festival, the little children, specially in lower grades are not aware of the reason the festival celebrated. Some don’t event know who Saraswati is. Some of them, who knew Saraswati was a goddess, thought worshiping the

Nepali words related to Kite in Dashain festival

It is Dashain time in Nepal. In Kathmandu valley, Dashain and Changa are synonymous. The common name Changa (चंगा) for the kites flown in Kathamandu literally means to be weightless, to be free in Nepali language. People also use the word when talking about feeling very relaxed and stress-free (kasto changa feel gariraheko chhu.) In

The meaning of Namaste

If you are wondering how to greet a Nepali – it is pretty easy. Use a common greeting word – Namaste (नमस्ते) or Namaskar (नमस्कार). The word is widely used in India (in Hindi language). In Nepal, ‘Namaskar’ is used widely. This word comes from sanskrit word, Namaskaram. Namaste (Namaskar) is a respectful form of