Festivals in Nepal

First of all, keep in mind, Nepal is has a long and rich history of diverse cultures and religions. While this country is not the only country of high Himalayan. Nepal is the Land of Festivals‘ with at least one part of the country celebrating a festival almost every day of the year. There are more than 50 festivals celebrated in Nepal every year. While the national festivals have fixed dates, religious festivals in Nepal are set by astrologers following the lunar calendar.

In addition, Festivals in Nepal is linked with the memory of the departed soul, to herald a different season, to mark the beginning or end of the agricultural cycle, to mark national events or for family celebrations. The best part about the festivals in Nepal is that all the occasion are celebrated with the same galore and passion the way it used to be hundreds of years ago when people had no other means of recreation.

While on every festival in Nepal people take their ritual bath. Consequently, worship different gods and goddesses of a different religion, visit the temple, stupas, monasteries and observe fasting and undertake to feast. The most important aspect of Nepalese culture is the religious harmony, which is why there is such a close link between Nepalese Hindus and Buddhists.

In conclusion, you will find a festival almost every day every week in Nepal. Since each of Nepal's 70plus ethnic groups has festivals celebrated in a family, relatives, temples, monasteries, public places even in narrow streets of the village. Since Nepalese festivals are scheme based on lunar calendar, which does not coexist with the solar calendar currently used in Nepal neither the Gregorian calendar.

Festivals in Nepal throughout the year.

Festivels

Place

Month

Maghe Sankranti

Low and Mid land.

January

Losar

High and Mid land

February

Shiva Ratri

Whole country

February

Fagu Purmina ( Holi )

Whole country

March

Ramnawami

Mid Land

March

Ghota Jatra

Kathmandu

April

Seto macchendra Jatra

Katmandu

April

Rato macchendra Jatra

Katmandu

May

Buddha Jayanti

High and Mid land

May

Nagpanchami

Mid land

July- August

Janai Purnima

Low and Mid land

July-August

Gaijatra

Kathmandu

August

Teej

Mid land

September

Bada Dashaina

Low and Mid land

September-October

Tihar

Low and Mid land

October- November

Mani Rimdu

Thyangboche

November