KATHMANDU, June 29: The National Paddy Day and paddy plantation festival is being observed on Tuesday across the nation. Paddy day is observed on Asar 15 [June end] in the lunar calendar every year to mark the paddy cultivation season.
Similarly, Asar 15 is also celebrated as the festival of a special delicacy including a mix of curd and beaten rice in the Nepali society.
Nepal started celebrating Asar 15 as National Paddy Day from 2005 as per the minister-level decision held on December 14, 2004.
Paddy seedlings are transplanted today with people in the field singing folksongs and throwing muddy water at each other.