Category: Festivals

Mother’s Day in Nepal

The Nepali version of Mother’s Day is different from the Western world. The festival to respect and show love to one’s mother people in Nepal – people celebrate Mother’s day on the new moon day of Baisakh, the first month in Nepali calendar. This year, in 2018, the festival falls on April 15, 2018. The

2075 BS, Festivals of Nepal

Bikram Samvat 2074 starts on April 14, 2018. The Nepali year and the other equivalent years: Gregorian Calendar – 2018 and 2019. Shake Samvat – 1940 Nepal Samvat is 1138 and 1139 The links in the name of the festival will take to the details on the festival. This post will be updated regularly so

Nepali New Year – Baisakh 1

Baisakh is the first month in the Nepali calendar. Like January 1 in other countries, Baisakh 1 in Nepal is the national new year. The day falls at the middle of April. In 2018, the New Year falls on Saturday April 14, 2018 – Baisakh 1, 2075. Why is Nepali New Year different? That is

Nauling (Lumdhi) Bhadrakali Jatra

Naulinga (नौंलिंग (लूःमधी) भद्रकाली जात्रा) is a yearly festival held in Bhadrakali temple. The Jatra is held in the area near Kirtipur. As it is held in the outskirt of Kathmandu city, and is not held in the main city, the festival doesn’t get media attention and is limited to the local people and communities.

Seto Machindranath Rath Jatra

Every year Seto Machindranath Rath Jatra starts in around March end (Chaitra Sukla Aastami). This year, the Jatra started on March 25, 2018. The Seto Machindranath (White Machindranath or Machhendranath) is considered the god of rain and the god for good rice harvest. In the festival, the statue of god Seto Machindranath is carried up

What is Holi, the festival of colour ?

The colourful festival ‘Holi’ is coming soon in Nepal. The festival is usually celebrated in March (It is on March 12 in 2017. The dates might slightly differ from year to year.) An introduction to Holi and the reason behind the celebration of holi: Main features of Holi: The festival marks the end of winter

Saraswati Puja – Shree Panchami 2018 (video)

This year on January 22, 2018, students all over Nepal celebrate Shree Panchami – the birthday of goddess Saraswati. The festival also known as Basanta Panchami is also celebrated as Saraswati Puja. Last year, the festival was on February 1 (read last year’s report here.). Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, learning, art, music

What is Halloween equivalent in Nepal ?

The people in Western world celebrate 31 October as Halloween. The festival is a Christian harvest festival celebrated by various activities like trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving. People organize Halloween costume parties, play pranks, tell scary stories and watch horror films. Some Christians abstain from meats in Halloween and eat apples, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.

Tihar – Poem by Lekhnath Poudel

The poet, Lekhnath Poudel has written beautiful poem about festivals like Dashain and Tihar. Poudel’s poem about Dashain was posted previously (watch Dashain poem video here). Before reading the poem, you might want to read about the festival and what are the five days of Tihar in this post. Original poem: To make it easy