Ubhauli festival being observed with fanfare (with photos)

Published On: May 18, 2019 10:38 AM NPT

KATHMANDU, May 18: Kirant Community has started celebrating Ubhauli festival in Nepal with much gusto.

Ubhauli is being observed by Kirant community (Rai, Limbu, Yakkha, Sunuwar) by beating drums and cymbals to worship their ancestors and nature.

Rais performed Sakela dance while Limbus Chyabrung dance to observe the festival at various historical places.

Similarly, in the eastern hill, Kirant people performed Sakela dance at Halesi, Diktel, at Buipa, Rupakot, Jantedhunga, Tuwachung, among other places.

The youths and elderly pray for favorable weather for crops while exchanging greetings.

This festival is known by various names such as Sakela, Sakenwa, Toshi, Sakewa Ubhauli, Baisakh Purnima.


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