KATHMANDU, June 29: The 14th National Paddy Day was marked throughout the country including the Kathmandu Valley today, organizing various programs.
Paddy planting programs have also been organized in different places on the occasion.
The Day is marked on the 15th of the Nepali month Asar every year. The 15th of Asar is the day when traditionally Nepali farmers finished planting paddy in their fields and enjoined in its celebration.
Paddy Day was celebrated in Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur under the leadership of CPN-UML leader Bamdev Gautam.
There is a tradition of eating yoghurt and beaten rice on this day.