Nepal Tourism

HOME | ABOUT US | CONTACT US | RESERVATION | EMAIL
TESTIMONIALS
Nepal Tours & TravelsNepal Tour PackagesNepal WildlifeNepal Travel VacationsNepal Holiday VacationsNepal TourismNepal Travel Guide
Holy Mt. Kailash - Mansarovar
Clich Here For Car Booking Click Here For Domestic Tour Packages

Nepal Tours

Elepahant Safari, Nepal Travel Guide
Casino Kathmandu, Nepal Travel Guide
Adventure Tours, Nepal Travel Guide
Home Nepal Tourism Festivals of Nepal

Nepal Tourism

Festivals of Nepal

Vibahapanchmi Festival, Nepal TourismIt is said about Nepal that every other structure is a holy shrine and every other day a festival. Well, if the number of annual festivals, both religious and national, is any indication, the saying couldn't be more true. Festivals are an essential part of Nepalese life that garner tremendous local participation. Festivals also offer visitors a valuable opportunity not only for having fun but gaining insight into various aspects of Nepalese culture. The religious festivals follow the lunar calendar, while national festivals have fixed dates. Wherever or whenever you arrive in Nepal, you can be pretty sure of being at the right time for one or more special events. Some of the major and interesting festivals are presented below.

FEBURARY:
Maha Shivaratri: Shivratri or the Night of Lord Shiva is observed in February-March. It is celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva. A great religious fair takes place in the Pashupatinath Temple and thousands of people from all over Nepal and India flock the temple to worship Lord Shiva.

MARCH - APRIL:
Ghodejatra: Known as the festival of horses, it is one of the most exciting festivals of Kathmandu. Horse race and other sports take place at Tundikhel on this day. In other parts of the city, various deities are carried shoulder-high on palanquin (khat) to the accompaniment of traditional music.

Baisakh Poornima: As Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the Light of Asia, the triple anniversary of the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death is observed with many colorful ceremonies on this day. People celebrate the occasion with great veneration paying homage to Buddha at place like swayambhunath, Bouddhanath and Lumbini.

MAY - JUNE:
Dumji Festival, Nepal Travels & ToursRed Machchhenhranath Rath Jatra: This festival is the biggest socio-cultural event of Patan. The wheeled chariot of a deity know as Bungdyo or Red Machchhendranath is made at Pulchowk and dragged through the city of Patan in several stages till it reaches the appointed destination (lagankhel). The grand finale of the festival is called the 'Bhoto Dekhaune' or the "showing of a vest". A similar kind of chariot festival to Machchhendranath (white) is also held in Kathmandu city in the month of March-April.

Dumji: It is celebrate in all the Shepra settlements in the month of July. The Sherpas of Kathmandu and Helambu regions participate in dancing on this day.

JULY - AUGUST:
Gaijatra (Cow festival): It is a carnival that lasts eight days. Dancing, singing comedy and anything that causes mirth and laugher are its highlights. This festival is the biggest socio-cultural event of Patan. The wheeled chariot of a deity know as Bungdyo or Red Machchhendranath is made at Pulchowk and dragged through the city of Patan in several stages till it reaches the appointed destination (lagankhel). The grand finale of the festival is called the 'Bhoto Dekhaune' or the "showing of a vest". A similar kind of chariot festival to Machchhendranath (white) is also held in Kathmandu city in the month of March-April.

Birthday of His Majesty the King: The auspicious birthday of His majesty King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev falls on July 7 (Asad 23) . This occasion is celebrate with great enthusiasm all over the kingdom.

AUGUST - SEPTEMBER:
Teej Festival, Nepal Travel GuideTeej: Teej is a Hindu festival celebrated by women. Dancing, folk song and the red colour of women's wedding saris dominate the days of Teej. Women observe a fast and flock to Shiva temples where married ones prays for a happy conjugal life and unmarried ones for a good husband.

SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER:
Dashain or Durga Puja: The Dashain festival is the most important festival of the Nepalese. The entire country is in enthusiastic holiday mood at the time of the festival.

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER:
Vibhaha Panchami: This is a famous festival of Janakpur in the eastern Terai. The occasion commemorates the marriage of Sita to Ram, one of the most venerated Hindu divinities. It attracts thousands of piligrims from India to Janaki Temple in Jajakpur.

National Democracy Day: This day is officially observed as Rastriya Prajatantra Divas or National Democracy Day as a mark of respect to the People's Revolution of 1950-51. It generally falls on Febrary 18, i.e. Phalgun7.

Click here for Reservation/More Information


India Tour Packages Incredible India ToursIndia Nepal ToursLadakh & Kashmir ToursLuxury Train Tours
North India ToursRajasthan ToursTaj Mahal ToursWildlife ToursHoly Mt. Kailash Yatra
Hotels in India Agra HotelsDelhi HotelsJaipur Hotels
Bhutan Tours Bhutan - Fly in Fly Out - 4 DaysBhutan Tour Package - 7 DaysDragon Heart Tour - 11 Days
Nepal Tours Kathmandu with Pokhra - 6 DaysNepal Tour with MT. Flight & Rafting - 8 Days
Tibet Tours Tibet Overland Tour - 8 DaysTibet Overland Tour - 11 DaysFixed Departure Tour - 18 Days
Domestic Packages Chail Travel PackagesChamba Travel PackagesCorbett Travel Packages
Car on Hire Car on Hire
India Travel Taj Mahal TourGolden Triangle Tour - 6 Days Ladakh with Pangong Lake - 7 Days more....
HOMEABOUT USCONTACT USRESERVATIONEMAILTESTIMONIALS
 Copyright © All India Travel Guide. All Rights Reserved
 Internet Planning, Development & Marketing By IndiaTourism.Co.UK