THE WEEK IN PICTURES

August 17, 2019 19:00 pm

The Week in Pictures for the week Aug 11, 2019 -Aug 17, 2019.

Hundreds of sexual minorities gathered at Thamel on the occasion of Gai Jatra to celebrate 16th Gai Jatra celebration and Pride Parade organized by Blue Diamond Society (BDS).

Celebrating Gaijatra

August 16, 2019 18:00 pm

There are differences in traditions and celebrating styles according to the places and people in Gaijatra festival. For example, in Bhaktapur, the people of bereaved families bring out the cloth-covered baskets with horns of straw and a painted cow's face affixed into it in the procession. An interesting kind of dance with sticks is also performed in Bhaktapur.

Aug 16: 6 things to know by 6 PM

August 16, 2019 18:00 pm

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IN PICTURES: Colors of LGBTIQ

August 16, 2019 17:11 pm

Aug 16: Since 2001, on the day of Gaijatra, Blue Diamond Society (BDS) has been organizing LGBTIQ Nepal Pride Parade. And this year too, 16th LGBTIQ Nepal Pride Parade with a theme “Our Festival, Our Pride” has been held in Kathmandu on Friday.

PALPA, Aug 16: People have observed Gaijatra in memory of their deceased kith and kins.

Gaijatra festival today

August 16, 2019 14:02 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Gaijatra, a traditional festival of cows, is being observed in Nepal mainly in the Kathmandu Valley with fun, humor and much fanfare.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: There was a time when Kathmandu's theaters and halls would be booked weeks in advance and jam-packed for months when Gaijatra performances were held by country's leading comedians.

Gaijatra show now in seven provinces

August 8, 2019 17:20 pm

Gaijatra special show which was only showcased in Kathmandu on the occasion of annual festival Gaijatra, is now expanding across the nation.

Aug 27: 6 things to know by 6 PM

August 27, 2018 18:00 pm

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PALPA, Aug 27: Locals in Palpa have observed Gaijatra festival commemorating the departed souls of their kin at the district headquarters Tansen on Monday.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 27: The Gaijatra festival has started in Bhaktapur as in other places with predominantly Newar settlements across the country today.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Gaijatra, a traditional festival of cows, is being observed in Nepal mainly in the Kathmandu Valley with fun, humor and much fanfare.

Gai Jatra in Kirtipur

August 27, 2018 07:40 am

Kirtipur is an ancient Newari settlement of Kathmandu. Its rich art, culture, and traditions portray the close link the ancient kingdom has with its bordering regions. However, Kirtipur is heavily influenced by modernization due to rising trend of establishing contemporary commercial hubs.  But despite the modernization, the ancient kingdom has still been giving continuity to its past customs.

Gaijatra festival today

August 27, 2018 07:35 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The traditional festival of Gaijatra or the 'cow festival' is being observed from today in the three cities of Kathmandu Valley and some other places in the country amidst the fun, gaiety, humor, satire, and entertainment.

It is always fun to watch prominent actors like, and not limited to, Kiran KC, Shivahari Paudel, Rajaram Paudel, Deepak Raj Giri, Manoj Gajurel, Sangita Gurung and Deepa Shree Niraula on stage. Punch lines delivered by these actors are based on issues pertaining in the society and oftentimes an amalgamation of thoughts that has passed an audience’s mind. However, owing to the binding constraints of society, they remain unsaid.

What differentiated child participants from young boys substituting cows during the Gaijatra festival in Basantapur were artificial mustaches, lipsticks and extra-thick mascara worn by the latter.

Gaiety Gaijatra (Photo feature)

August 8, 2017 15:16 pm

KATHMANDU, August 8: The traditional festival of Gaijatra or the 'cow festival' is being observed from today in the three cities of Kathmandu Valley and some other places in the country amidst fun, gaiety, humor, satire and entertainment.

Gaijatra festival today

August 8, 2017 05:00 am

KATHMANDU, August 8: The traditional festival of Gaijatra or the 'cow festival' is being observed from today in the three cities of Kathmandu Valley and some other places in the country amidst fun, gaiety, humor, satire and entertainment.

Bhaktapur locals have expedited the preparations toward Gaijatra festival, to be celebrated on Tuesday. Local residents belonging to the Newar community gather to celebrate Gijatra amid much fervor with traditional Lakhe dance, dramas and processions.

Going all out on Gaijatra

August 20, 2016 06:57 am

People participate in a Gaijatra procession organized in Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu on Friday as part of the Gaijatra Festival. The festival is celebrated by Newars in memory of relatives who died during the year.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Today is the festival of Gaijatra. Nepali people, especially Newari community, are celebrating this festival with much gusto in the capital, wishing peace for the departed soul.

Gaijatra festival today

August 19, 2016 08:37 am

Kathmandu, Aug 19: The traditional festival of Gaijatra or the 'cow festival' is being observed from today in the three cities of Kathmandu Valley and some other places in the country amidst fun, gaiety, humor, satire and entertainment.