Yomari Punhi being observed today

December 26, 2023 08:55 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Yomari Punhi, one of the major festivals celebrated by the Newar community, is being observed today.

Udhauli festival being observed today

December 26, 2023 08:45 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Udhauli, the second most important festival of the Kirat community, is being celebrated across the country with great fervor today.

Haribodhani Ekadashi being observed today

November 23, 2023 09:25 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Hindus across the country are observing the Haribodhini Ekadashi, a religious ritual dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the god responsible for upkeep and sustaining life on Earth today.

JALESWAR, Nov 20: The Chhath festival has been concluded by offering worship to the rising Sun in the entire Mithila region, including Mahottari this morning.

Chhath festival begins today

November 19, 2023 09:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Chhath festival, one of the major festivals of the country and predominantly observed in the Terai region, is being celebrated today by worshiping the sun.

Tihar festival begins from today

November 11, 2023 08:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Tihar, the second largest festival of Nepali Hindus, is beginning from today. Also known as Yam Panchak, the festival is observed for five days.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: The central, provincial and branch offices of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will remain open during the holidays of Tihar and Chhath festivals. The offices will remain open from 11 am to 2 pm during the festival holidays, NHRC said in a statement.

'Jitiya' festival begins in Mithila

October 5, 2023 11:08 am

JALESHWAR (MAHOTTARI), Oct 5: The 'Jitiya Parva,' a religious and cultural festival which is observed by married women in the Mithila region has formally begun today.

Indra Jatra being celebrated today

September 28, 2023 09:45 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Indra Jatra, the festival of rain and good harvest, is being observed today with fanfare. On the occasion of this festival, the government has declared a public holiday in Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Hindu devotees across Nepal are celebrating the Harishayani Ekadashi festival today. The festival is observed on the first day of the four-month holy period of Chaturmas by fasting and worshiping Lord Vishnu, one of the prominent Hindu deities regarded as the protector of the universe.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Devotees celebrating the one-month long Madhav Narayan festival arrived at the Pashupatinath Temple on Saturday morning as part of the procession of the idol of Madhav Narayan journey to different places.

Kaag tihar being observed today

October 23, 2022 09:35 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: As part of Tihar festival, Kaag Tihar is being celebrated today as the first day of the five-day long festival. The day is observed by offering food to the crow. The crow is regarded as the messenger of Yamaraj, the Hindu god of death and justice.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Local people of Hadigaun have celebrated the Narayan Jatra, an age-old tradition to pay homage to Lord Bishnu. Mayor Balendra Shah and Deputy Mayor Sunita Dangol of Kathmandu Metropolitan City also observed the jatra on Monday.

Bada Dashain festival begins from today

September 26, 2022 07:43 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: ‘Navaratri Parba’ or the nine-night festival of Bada Dashain, the great festival of the Hindus of Nepal, commenced today.

KATHMANDU, July 20: The Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office, Ramshahpath has decided to launch 'special' checks at the entry points in the Kathmandu Valley in view of the upcoming festivals.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Maintenance of broken and crumbled roads will be carried out to ease travel and transport in times upcoming of the festival.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: Two days after celebrating Teej, the Nepali women again thronged the nearby water sources and Shiva temples on Thursday to observe Rishi Panchami on Panchang Tithi of Shukla Paksha in Bhadra according to the Hindu calendar.

KATHMANDU, August 2: Hindu devotees across the country are observing the Naag Panchami festival today.

Today, on the first day of the tenth month (Sauwal) according to the Arabic calendar Hijri, the entire Muslim community across the country is celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr by reciting special prayers(Namaz) and receiving blessings from their elderly ones. During this festival, younger ones from the Muslim community go to their elderly ones for three days and receive blessings. It is customary to give sevai, dates, and other sweet delicacies to the relatives who come for blessings.

Saraswati Puja being observed today

February 6, 2022 10:05 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Saraswati Puja, also known as Basanta Panchami or Shree Panchami, is being celebrated across the country today by worshiping Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, learning, art, music and culture.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) collected Rs 460,000 in cash fines from the Kathmandu-based traders who were found selling substandard products.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: More than 1,000 trucks loaded with Dashain-targeted goods have been stuck at the Nepal-China border points due to the strict measures enforced by the Chinese authorities.

KATHMANDU, April 8: The Supreme Court has issued an interim order not to halt the celebration of Bisket jatra, a cultural festival marked for nine days every New year in the district.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has issued a flight schedule allowing various domestic airlines to conduct 71 domestic flights a day in the month of October.

Himalayan Art Festival 2020 canceled

September 11, 2020 19:50 pm

Himalayan Art Festival 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19. Himalayan Art Festival was initiated by E-Arts Nepal in 2017 with the hope of the finest collection of Nepali artworks.

The Montreux Jazz Festival will not be held in July due to the coronavirus pandemic, the first time the Swiss summer festival has not taken place since its launch in 1967, organizers said on Friday.

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Rustic symphony

February 29, 2020 09:47 am

This year’s Swasthani Bratakatha recitals and Mahashivaratri festival celebrations are over. Sadhus and Naga Babas (naked yogis) from India have already left the Pashupati temple premises upon receiving dakshina (monetary gift) from the Pashupati Area Development Trust infusing some cash to the demonetized economy of the southern neighbor.

UDAYAPUR, Feb 22: The Province 1-level martial arts festival kicked off on Saturday at the Tiger Playground at local Katari Bazaar.

Food festival in Dhulikhel

December 24, 2019 08:54 am

Food festival will be organized every week during the Visit Nepal Year 2020 in Dhulikhel. The Dhulikhel municipality will host the food festival for three days every week during the year.

The eighth edition of IME Nepal Literature Festival (NLF), organized by the Bookworm Foundation and Random Readers’ Society, is all ready to mesmerize the Lake City of Pokhara from December 13 to 16.

Dosa— crispy rice and lentils pancakes—is one of the most popular South Indian dishes. Served with spices and other condiment, it is also famous in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Gold traders have sold gold worth nearly Rs 7 billion during Tihar festival this year. According to the Federation of Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers' Association, gold jewelry and ornaments were in high demand during the festival.

Chhat festival being observed today

November 2, 2019 11:26 am

JANAKPURDHAM, Nov 2: The festival of purity, goodwill and faith, Chhat is being observed with high regard and much fanfare today.

Tihar delights

October 25, 2019 11:35 am

If Dashain is all about the savories (read various mutton delicacies), Tihar is the time we revel in the sweet delights. People from different cultures and regions prepare various types of ‘mithais’ or desserts to offer to the gods worshipped during this festival. So, for anyone with a sweet tooth, Tihar is as close to a sweetness heaven as it gets. Here are five such delights that we recommend you to not miss out on.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: As the festival of lights is fast approaching, the illegal import of firecrackers are being strictly monitored by the police in the border areas. While the government is taking steps to make the festival safer, police have formed special squads to actively seize the crackers.

Tihar: The festival of lights

October 24, 2019 08:40 am

LAHAN, Oct 24: With the festival of lights nearing, houses in rural areas of Madhes are becoming more colorful. To celebrate the festival, residents have started to paint their houses. Along with that, hustle-bustle in local markets have increased and shops have piled commodities specific to the festival like lamps, candles, sweets, among others.

Dashain, that time of the year again!

October 4, 2019 10:58 am

With many Nepalis residing abroad and families thus getting smaller, Dashain perhaps doesn’t have the same appeal as it once did. The Week asked a few people how they felt about ‘the biggest festival in Nepal’. The answers were pretty unanimous – all of them seemed to think Dashain is an important part of our culture that should be celebrated with a happy heart.

Tis a season of mixed emotions

October 4, 2019 07:47 am

Coming home for Dashain and Tihar is always equal parts amazing and awful. Amazing because obviously I get to meet my grandparents and dad and mom and also catch up with my cousins who keep meeting without me throughout the year. Not to mention all the glorious home-cooked delicacies I get to enjoy, and that too without actually having to chop or cook anything myself.

LAHAN, Oct 3: Rambabu Pandit of Lahan hardly gets break from his work during Dashain. In fact, it is the peak season of the year for him. He makes clay idols of gods and goddesses that are high in demand during the festival.

How Indra Jatra is celebrated in Bhaktapur

September 14, 2019 18:39 pm

Bhaktapur observed Indra Jatra with a grand ritual ceremony held at Indradaha or Siddha Pokhari, Bhaktapur on Saturday.

The annual Chinese film festival is going to be held at National Cultural Cooperation from September 17.

Reclaiming Teej

September 9, 2019 00:25 am

These past few days, Facebook has been colored with women adorned in bright saris to mark Teej, a widely celebrated festival in the Hindu hill communities. One also comes across a sizeable number of criticisms of the festival on the social media platform, mostly from men but also from women. In recent years, the festival is celebrated with much grandeur by women residing not just in the country but also abroad. Traditionally the festival is a three-day celebration: the first day is the day of feasting, the second of fasting and on the third day a ritualistic bathing takes place.

Kushe Aunshi being observed

August 30, 2019 07:15 am

KATHMANDU: Hindu are celebrating Kushe Aunshi today by bringing kush, a holy grass, into their houses. There is a religious belief that keeping kush cut by the priests brings well-being to family members.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Paramount Motors Pvt Ltd, authorized importer and distributor of MG vehicles in Nepal, has announced its festival campaign “Saandar Dashain Tihar.”

LAMJUNG, August 21: The first cannoning festival 2076 BS is taking place in Besishahar municipality-1, Dalal for unleashing tourism potentials.

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Saving Tansen's Ropai Jatra

August 18, 2019 07:24 am

TANSEN, Aug 18: Tansen, the headquarters of Palpa district and one of the major old cities of the country, is famous for various traditional and cultural festivals. Gai Jatra, Ropai Jatra, Ganesh Jatra, Amarnayaran Jatra, Shreenagar Jatra, Bagh Jatra, Taksar Ganesh and Bhagwati Jatra are some of the major festivals celebrated with much fanfare in this hill town.

KATHMANDU, August 15: Janai Purnima is one of the greatest festivals celebrated by Hindus across Nepal.  It falls on Shrawan Sukla Purnima every year.

Janai Purnima festival today

August 15, 2019 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The twin festivals of 'Janai Purnima' and 'Rakshya Bandhan' are being observed across the country today. The festivals are basically observed by the majority of Hindus in the country.