Category: Festivals

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

Tihar, What are the 5 days of Tihar?

Tihar is the second biggest festival in Nepal. The five-days-long festival falls in either September or October. Each of the five days are specially dedicated to a living being. The first day is dedicated to a bird, crow. The second day is dedicated to dog, a very good pet of human kind. The third day

Dashain – Ghatasthapana an introduction

Dashain – the biggest festival in Nepal is starting on September 21, 2017. The first day of the festival is called Ghatasthapana. On the day a Ghada (water pot) is set and worshipped as the Goddess of strength, Durga. That is how the goddess is invited in home for the festival. Jamara A yellowish plant

Teacher’s Day in Nepal, Guru Purnima

On July 9, 2017 Guru Purnima festival (Teacher’s Day) is being celebrated in Nepal to honour all teachers. The festival falls on the full-moon day of Ashadh month of Nepali calendar (June-July). Traditionally, Guru is the person who first teaches a child to learn the scared gayatri mantra during bratabandha (sacred thread) ceremony. That was

Akshaya Tritiya – Saatu and Sarbat day

April 29, 2017 is celebrated as Akshya Tritiya in Nepal. The day is significant to Hindu and Jain followers because it is the day Lord Parsurama was born. Parsurama is considered the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Parsurama was the song of Jamadagni and Renuka. Veda Vyas began to write Mahabharata. Lord Shiva and Parvati

Mother’s Day in Nepal

To respect and show love to the mother people in Nepal celebrate Mother’s day on the new moon day of Baisakh, the first month in Nepali calendar. The literal translation of Aamako Mukh Herne Din is “the day to see the mother’s face” is also known by the name Matatirtha Aunshi (मातातीर्थ औंशी). Those who