KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Yomari Punhi, one of the major festivals celebrated by the Newar community, is being observed today.
On this day, Newar people enjoy a special delicacy named Yomari usually stuffed with Chaku and Sesame seed.
The festival usually falls in November/December and this year it is being marked on December 8. Yomari which is translated as a favorite bread item is not only a comfort food but is also nutritious which helps to keep one warm. So, it’s an apt food for winter.
It is believed that the consumption of Yomari increases blood and sperm. Also, it is a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Though the delicacy was enjoyed mostly within the Newah community only, lately it has received appreciation from the people of other communities as well.