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Five Major Festival In Nepal

Published: 8th Oct, 2019

Ask anybody who’s been to Nepal about what they liked in Nepal and the answers may come “hospitable people” or “a culturally rich country“.

To elaborate, one of the hospitable countries in the world is Nepal. Furthermore, Nepalese are known for their warm disposition, love for life, and a great sense of humor admired by the travelers. In addition, considering the small size of the country, it has the most complex cultural structures.

Particularly, there are at least 126 ethnic groups living in the different region of Nepal. Each ethnic group has their own way of live. They live differently, they have different language, they have their own tradition, and different festivals.

Nevertheless, never chaotic and all people belonging to any ethnic groups in Nepal live in harmony.

To begin with, along with cultural diversity, comes diverse festivals in Nepal. There are more than 50 festival in Nepal celebrated every year. However, it is impossible to get swept into every festivals, we will consider the top five festival in Nepal in this article.

Festivals are an extraordinary way for travelers to encounter the local culture first-hand. With a rich woven artwork of Buddhist and Hindu legacy, Nepal appears to consistently be getting ready for, or commending, a festival.

1. Dashain

Dashain is the most important festival in Nepal, and coincides with the prime tourist season, so it requires some cautious planning in case you’re going during this time.

Nepalese from abroad come back to the places where they grew up for a few days and numerous restaurants, government and business offices remain closed. Also, in Kathmandu, local transports don’t keep running, taxis hike their fares and long-distance transports can become hazardously busy.

Festival in Nepal - Dashain

Furthermore, Dashain is the longest and the most propitious festival in Nepal lasting for 10 days. Ghatasthapana marks the first day of this festival and Bijaya Dashami marks the end of the festival on the 10th day. This important festival, basically celebrated by Hindus of Nepal and ethnic people from Sikkim, Assam, and Darjeeling.

If you are planning to travel Nepal during Dashain transportation is challenging. Pre – book all your transportation, domestic flight tickets through a good travel agency in Nepal.

2. Tihar Or Diwali

Known as Diwali in India, this festival  in Nepal is a five-day long festival in Nepal.

Also, celebrated in Assam, Sikkim, and Darjeeling besides Nepal.

Festival in Nepal - Tihar
Tihar ” Festival of Light”

Tihar is the second greatest festival in Nepal after Dashain. Viewed as critical festival as it demonstrates commitment to the people and the divine beings, yet additionally to the animals like crows, cows, and dogs that keep up a private association with people. Furthermore, people make designs on the floor of lounges or yards utilizing materials, such as, hued rice, dry flour, hued sand or blossom petals outside their home, called Rangoli, intended to be a sacrosanct inviting region for the Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism for the most part Goddess Laxmi.

If you ate traveling Nepal, expect to see beautiful lights hung and brilliant powder adornments outside of structures.

3. Holi

Holi is a an important festival in Nepal, beginning from the Indian subcontinent. Celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal, however, has additionally spread to different territories of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent.

Festival in Nepal - Holi
Holi ” Festival of Color”

Famously known as the “celebration of spring“, the “celebration of hues“, or the “celebration of love“. The celebration connotes start of spring, and the finish of winter, the blooming of adoration, and for some a merry day to meet others, play and, it slips snicker’s mind and excuse, and fix broken relationships. Additionally, this festival commends the start of a decent spring harvest season.

Furthermore, it’s praised by messing around with water and hued powder.

Grown-ups and kids the same celebrate, and water battles held in the boulevards.

In case you’re in a city, you will get wet or canvassed in powder when leaving your lodging! Dress suitably, and desert all assets in a protected spot.

4. Teej

Hartalika Teej welcome the monsoon season and are celebrated basically by young ladies and women, with tunes, moving and supplication rituals. The storm celebrations of Teej are essentially committed to Goddess Parvati and her association with Lord Shiva. During this festival lady pursue a custom of not eating anything for long existence of her better half.


Despite the fact that they start off fasting for the well-being of their spouses, a short time later there is feasting.

Ladies will probably be welcome to participate in the dancing and worshiping Lord Shiva, so if you are in Nepal, take part in the enjoyment at Shaivite temples, such as, Pashupatinath in Kathmandu.

5. Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivratri, a sacred festival in Nepal commended each year to worship Lord Shiva. All during that time the aficionados, serenade the hallowed mantra devoted to Lord “Om Namah Shivaya.”

 Maha Shivaratri

It is a major Hindu festival, and this festival marks  “overcoming darkness and ignorance” throughout everyday life and the world. Seen by recollecting Shiva and reciting petitions, fasting, and thinking about morals and temperance, such as, patience, genuineness, non-damage to other people. 

Marked by a National Holiday in Nepal and celebrated broadly in Shiva temples everywhere throughout the country, particularly in the Pashupatinath temple. Further, a large number of devotees visit the renowned Shiva Shakti Peetham close by also.

Furthermore, sacred ceremonies played out by devotees  everywhere throughout the country. In addition, different old style music and move structures perform as the night progress.

Further, on Maha Shivaratri, wedded ladies appeal to God for spouses prosperity, while unmarried ladies petition God for a husband like Shiva, considered as the perfect husband. 


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