Festivals of Nepal | All Major Festivals of Nepal
Nepal is the country with worlds most diverse culture and ethnicity (Hindu, Buddist, Muslims, Christians, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism, and more). Nepal is declared as a Secular country by the government of Nepal.
Here are all major festivals of Nepal.
Festivals of Nepal
Janai Purnima mostly falls on Purnima (full moon day ) of Shrawan. In Janai Purnima Brahmins, Chhetris change their Janai once a year on this day. Other Hindus around the world wear sacred thread called Rakshya Bandhan around their wrist. It is believed the thread provides Protection from wrongs.
On Terai region of Nepal, sister ties Rakhi to their Brothers wishing for his well being and protection. Rakshya means “protection” and Bandhan means “bond”. Rakshya Bandhan is a bond of protection. It is believed that Rakshya Bandhan is a sacred thread which posses a power to bond and Protect. On the Rakshya Bandhan, every member of family wears Rakshya Bandhan from elders or from respected Guru’s. It is also called “DORO” in Nepali. Read More…….
Holi is the festival of colors, water, and victory over evil. This time of year after winter but before spring Holi adds delight to our life. This Festival Holi signifies closeness and good faith and destroying enmity and harshness. It falls on Falgun Sukla Purnima which is celebrated in the Himalayan region on the very day and the day after in Terai regions. By now you must have heard the tales of Holi, if not here is it is in short. In ancient time “Hiranyakashyap” was blessed By Lord Brahma that he would be unhurt by man or animal, in a day or at night, inside or outside, in the ground or Above. This blessing made him feel he was the most powerful person on the land. So, He wanted to be worshipped as God and ordered everyone to worship him. Those who were afraid of him worshipped him, But his own son Phralad, who was a devotee of Lord Bishnu denied to worship him. Hence Hirnyakashyap tried to hurt Phralad in so many ways but Lord Bishnu saved him every time. Read More ………
A common festival of all Nepalese: Maghe Sankranti (Makar Sankranti) celebrated on the 1st day of Magh, is an indicator of social unification. This festival reminds us of our national history as well as religious value and beliefs of all people from the different ethnic community. The day is so vibrant with the foods items and rituals. We celebrate the festival by preparing “Tillauri laddu”(sweets out of sesame seeds(til) and jaggery(Sakhar,Velly), “Ghee”,”Chaku”(chewy sweet made out of Jiggery), “Vuja laddu” “Tarul”(yam), “Sakharkhanda”(sweet potato), and making offering to God. Similarly, different varieties are prepared from “mas dal”(black gram) such as “Furaula”, “Khichadi”(delicious meal prepared using Mas dal, Ghee rice adding spices to add taste) and different other delicious dishes. Read More…..