February 13, 2022
Valentine’s Day and Matina Paru, Love festivals
Matina Paru is a Newah festival celebrated in Nepal, specially in Kathmandu Valley. The name of the festival means Matina = Love and Paru = Pratipada (the first day of lunar waning cycle). The festival is celebrated by youths on the day after Yomari Purnima. The Western version of Matina Paru is the Valentine’s Day.