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Festival in Nepal

Festival in Nepal a culturally rich and diverse country, celebrates various festivals throughout the year, reflecting its religious, ethnic, and cultural heritage. The festival season in Nepal is marked by numerous vibrant and colorful celebrations. Some of the major festivals observed in Nepal include. While in festival time also many travelers come for Nepal celebrate festival and Trekking with local people and they take part of good memories with there travel experience. 

Dashain photo
  • Dashain (Bijaya Dashami): Dashain is the most significant and widely celebrated festival in Nepal. It usually falls in September or October and lasts for 15 days. It symbolizes the victory of good over evil and involves worshipping the goddess Durga, family gatherings, feasting, and receiving blessings from elders.





Festival in Nepal Tihar (Deepawali

Festival in Nepal Tihar, also known as the Lights, is celebrated around October or November. It lasts for five days and is dedicated to different animals and deities, including crows, dogs, cows, and goddess Laxmi, the deity of wealth. Each day has its own rituals, including lighting oil lamps, making colorful rangoli designs, and offering prayers.


Teej: Teej is a festival celebrated by Hindu women, usually in August or September, to pray for the well-being and longevity of their husbands. Women fast and dress in red attire, sing and dance, and participate in various rituals to honor the goddess Parvati.






Holi (Fagu Purnima)

Holi, the Festival of Colors, is celebrated with much enthusiasm, especially in the Terai region of Nepal. It usually falls in March and marks the arrival of spring. People smear each other with colored powders and water, sing and dance, and enjoy festive delicacies.

Holi photo
Holi photo

Buddha Jayanti: Buddha Jayanti, or Vesak, commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Lord Buddha. It is observed by Buddhists across Nepal, usually in April or May, with prayer services, meditation, and offerings at Buddhist monasteries and stupas.

  • Maghe Sankranti: Maghe Sankranti, also known as Makar Sankranti, marks the beginning of the holy month of Magh in the Nepali calendar. Celebrated in January, it involves taking ritual baths in sacred rivers, flying kites, and consuming traditional delicacies like ghee, molasses, and yam.

These are just a few examples of the rich tapestry of festivals celebrated in Nepal. Each festival carries its own significance and traditions, contributing to the country’s cultural diversity and heritage.


Lhosar is a traditional festival celebrated by various ethnic groups in the Himalayan region, particularly in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and parts of India like Sikkim and Darjeeling. The word “Lhosar” translates to “New Year” in Tibetan. It marks the beginning of the New Year in the Tibetan lunar calendar, which usually falls in February or March.

Lhosar photo
Lhosar photo

During Lhosar, communities engage in various cultural activities, rituals, and festivities that reflect their unique traditions and customs. These may include:

  • Prayer and rituals: Lhosar begins with prayers and rituals conducted in monasteries and homes. People offer prayers to deities for good fortune, health, and prosperity in the coming year.
  • Feasting: Lhosar is a time for families and communities to come together and share special meals. Traditional dishes such as Guthuk (a type of soup with dumplings), Khapse (deep-fried cookies), and meat dishes are prepared and enjoyed.
  • Dance and music: Colorful traditional dances and music performances are an integral part of Lhosar celebrations. People dress in traditional attire and perform cultural dances such as the “Tashi Sholpa” and “Cham” dances.
  • Offerings: Offerings of food, incense, and other items are made to local monasteries and temples as part of religious rituals.
  • Decorations: Homes and monasteries are decorated with colorful prayer flags, flowers, and other festive ornaments to mark the occasion.
  • Exchange of gifts: It is common for people to exchange gifts and greetings with friends, family, and neighbors during Lhosar as a gesture of goodwill and friendship.

Lhosar is not only a time for celebration but also holds deep cultural and religious significance for the communities that observe it. It serves as an opportunity for people to reaffirm their cultural identity, strengthen community bonds, and usher in the New Year with hope and positivity.

Ubhauli Udhauli 

is a traditional festival celebrated by the Kirat ethnic communities of Nepal, particularly by the Rai and Limbu people. It is an ancient festival observed during the month of Baisakh (April-May) in the Nepali calendar, marking the arrival of spring and the beginning of the farming season.

During Ubhauli, people worship various deities and offer prayers for a good harvest and prosperity. The festival involves various cultural rituals, dances, and singing traditional songs. One of the key features of the celebration is the ceremonial procession where people carry the sacred deity on a palanquin and parade through the village or community.

Ubhauli Udhauli is not only a religious event but also a significant social and cultural gathering where people come together to strengthen community bonds and celebrate their cultural heritage.