Nepal Festivals

Nepal is a diverse country with a varying landscape, rich bio-diversity and diverse culture of the people residing in it. No wonder Nepal is called the land of festivals. Every day is a day of celebration for one or the other community. The best part of all is one’s pride in one’s own culture and respect for the others’. Numerous cultures and festivals are harmoniously coexisting in Nepal. Each community holds their unique cultures and traditions which they have been following for centuries. Each of them has their own set of beliefs and festivals to celebrate. It is impossible to mention all the festivals celebrated in Nepal, but we have tried to include the popular festivals celebrated by majority of people.


During the month of Kartik (late September and early October), the Nepalese people indulge in the biggest festival of the year, Dashain. Dashain is the... Read more


The five-day  festival of lights, known as Tihar honors Yama, the God of Death, meanwhile the worship of Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth dominates the festivities.

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Losar ( Wylielo-gsar; "new year") is a festival in Tibetan Buddhism. The holiday is celebrated on various dates depending on location (Read more


According to the lunar calendar, Gaijatra festival falls on the first day of the waning moon in the month of the Bhadra (Bhadra Shukla Pratipada).... Read more

Janai Purnima

Janai Purnima is a Hindu festival celebrated all over the country, with family get togethers and feasts of Kwati or sprout lentils. This day is... Read more