Magar Unity Day being observed today

Published On: February 27, 2024 09:10 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

MADHYABINDU (NAWALPARASI), Feb 27: The 42nd Magar National Unity Day is being observed across the country today. The Magar community is celebrating the Day with fanfare.

Various programs are scheduled at different places of Nawalparasi (Bardaghat Sustapurba) where there is a dominant presence of Magar people. The district chapter of Nepal Magar Association is conducting a local level program, according to the Association's Vice Chair Indra Phalmagar.

Even the Magar associations abroad will be organizing programs on this occasion. "The Day bears significance to preserve indigenous culture as songs and dances of Magar people. New generation needs informed transfer of language and culture, to which the Day counts," he added.

The latest census has recorded the population of Magar people at 2.13 million in Nepal. It is 6.9 percent of the total population.

All eight local government units in the district have announced a public holiday on this occasion. The local governments issued notices to inform the public about the holiday. There are four rural municipalities and four municipalities in the district.

Falgun 15 is observed as the Magar National Unity Day every year in memory of the establishment of the Nepal Magar Association which advocates the rights of Magar people.


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