Prez Bhandari not to attend Chhath celebrations owing to COVID-19 fears

Published On: November 20, 2020 07:25 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari will not attend the Chhath festival celebration ceremonies at various religious sites in the Kathmandu Valley owing to the fears of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

According to a press statement published by the Office of the President earlier on Thursday, President Bhandari will not visit the various sites in the Valley including Guheshwari-Gaurighat and Kamal Pokhari. 

There is a tradition of visits by the heads of state at these sites in the Valley during the celebration of the Chhath festival in which people worship the setting and rising sun.

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