July 28, 2016 04:03 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, July 28: The government has announced public holiday in Kathmandu Valley for Friday on the occasion of Bhoto Jatra festival.
Issuing a press statement today, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) announced public holiday for tomorrow.
Bhoto Jatra falls four days after the Machhindranath’s chariot arrives at Jawalakhel. The event features the display of a vest inscribed with diamond and precious stones.
Rato Machhindranath’s chariot festival began from the time of Malla King Narendra Dev.
Every year, the festival begins before the monsoon arrives in the Valley. The chariot is pulled from Pulchok through Gabahal, Mangalbazaar, Patan Sundhara, Mikhabahal, Lagankhel, Thati, Kumaripati and concludes at Jawalakhel after the Bhoto Jatra.