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The 10 Major Festivals in Nepal

Apart from the beauty of the Himalayas and richness in natural resources, Nepal is also known for its distinct culture and colorful, vibrant festivals. Despite being small in size, the Himalayan nation is home to people of various cultures and ethnicities with different traditions and festivities. Most of the festivals celebrated in Nepal have religious...
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7 best surprising Travel Valentine’s Day gifts for your beloved

Valentine is a special moment to express the feeling which we have for our loved ones through a gift or a holiday nowadays. And perhaps, our valentine gift as a holiday tour can meet your expectation which you can book and travel at any of your convenient time. In a general sense, during valentine, the couple...
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Gongbo New Year celebration in Nyingchi, Tibet

Gongbo New Year celebration in Nyingchi, Tibet

The earliest Tibetan New Year festival in Tibet known regionally as the Gongbo New Year is an interesting occasion whose history traces back to the Gongbo king period. Now, the question is why do the Gongbo people celebrate new year festival so early? Surprisingly, Tibet has several regional new year festivals that includes Nyingchi Gongbo...
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Celebrate Bhutan’s Tsechu, one of the top experiences in Bhutan

Festivals in Bhutan: Engaging dance performances, traditional folk music, and mystical rituals are all part of Bhutan’s colorful Tsechus or festivals. People from all over Bhutan come together in their finest clothes to take part in the festivities. The men look dashing and the women beautiful in their traditional costumes (Gho for men and Kira...
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The Festival of Colors: Celebrating Holi

Holi, the “Festival of Colors,” a jubilant occasion among Hindu is celebrated in March every year with rainbow-hued colors and water splashing everywhere, marking the advent of spring. Holi is predominantly observed in Nepal and India. The color, Nepali word ” Rang” is the mainstream of this festival. Vibrant colors, groups of people going around...
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Tihar: The Festival of Lights begins

With lamps banishing the darkness of the new moon night, fireworks lighting up the sky and people exchanging greetings, Tihar is a festival like no other. Tihar, one of the largest festivals for Nepali Hindus after Dashain starts today. Also known as Yampanchak, the festival is observed for five days. The first day of Yamapanchak,...
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Fun ways to celebrate this Dashain

Dashain, the biggest and the most anticipated festival of Nepal is always celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm. As the carefree and happy feeling envelopes us, we know Dashain is truly here. Imagine days of fun and frolic with family and friends. We are sure you have plans for this annual festival. But we have...
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Indra Jatra Celebrations

Legends say that the Indra Jatra festival is observed to celebrate the victory of the gods over the demons to release Jayanta, the son of Lord Indra. This colorful autumn festival which is also known as Kumari Jatra, is celebrated by both the Hindus and Buddhists. The festival is believed to have started by King...
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Lhasa’s Drepung Monastery comes alive for Shoton festival

LHASA, Aug 28: The usually quiet city came to life with hundreds of people, if not thousands, thronging the Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). They came as early as five in the morning for the Shoton festival that started this year, according to the Tibetan calendar, on August 25....
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Lakhey: The demonic dancer

His huge, terrifying mask depicting cavernous eyes, notched, saw-like teeth and protruding fangs can instill terror on the onlookers, while those long, dark-red wig and wild, gyrating movements complete the awe-inspiring countenance. Lakhey is a demon in Newari folklore. But he’s often defined as ‘the deity among the demons’.   Believed to be a carnivorous demon...
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