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Festivals & Events in Nepal

Said about Nepal that every other structure is a holy shrine and every day a festival.Festivals are an essential part of Nepalese life that garner tremendous local participation. There are more than 50 major festivals in a year celebrated in Nepal. Festivals in Nepal begin with religion, ending as social event. Although most of these festivals are religious some have historical significance, while others are seasonal and legendary celebrations. Festivals also offer visitors a valuable opportunity not only for having fun but gaining insight into various aspects of Nepalese culture. Wherever or whenever you arrive in Nepal, you can be sure of being at the time for one or more special events. Some of the major and interesting festivals are presented below:

Tiji Festival in Mustang:
Venue: Mustang

Maha Shivaratri: 
Venue: Pashupatinath temple.

Lhosar: 
Venue: Buddhist settlements throughout the kingdom.

Fagu Purnima:
Venue: Throughout the kingdom.

Ghode Jatra: 
Venue: Tundikhel. Kathmandu

Seto Macchendranath:
Venue: Kathmandu.

Bisket Jatra: 
Venue: Bhaktapur and its neighboring areas.

Rato Macchendranath:
Venue: Patan.

Buddha Jayanti:
Venue: Lumbini, Bouddha, and Swayambhu.

Gai Jatra: 
Venue: Kathmandu Valley, Butwal, Palpa, Trisuli

Teej:
Venue: Throughout the country.

Dashain: 
Venue: Throughout the kingdom.

Tihar: 
Venue: Throughout the kingdom.

Mani Rimdu:
Venue: Tengboche monastery.

 
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