KATHMANDU, Oct 24: United Nations Country Team in Nepal is organizing an event in Kathmandu to mark the United Nations Day today.

Maha Nawami being observed today

October 7, 2019 09:27 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Nepali people, mainly Hindus are observing Maha Nawami or the ninth day of Bada Dashain festival today by worshipping Goddess Durga.

'I can't be home this Dashain'

October 5, 2019 05:45 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The last time Captain Ujjwal Silwal remembers celebrating Dashain with his family is a couple of years ago. Captain Silwal is a pilot of Nepal Airlines who has an experience of 19 years in the field of aviation. For him, the sky is like his home and the wind his companion.

On the occasion of Baisakhi on Sunday, B-town celebrities extended their wishes to fans on social media. Actor Amitabh Bachchan took to his Twitter account and posted a series of photos

New year

April 14, 2019 08:00 am

Many things happened  And influenced me  Obstacles came in the form of danger  Though I didn't see

KATHMANDU, March 20: The Fagu Poornima or the festival of colors is being observed with much fanfare in hilly areas, including the capital, today.

JAMMU/NEW DELHI, India: Indians took to the streets in celebration across the country on Tuesday after the government said it carried out air strikes inside Pakistan killing hundreds of militants in a training camp.

Actors, writer on New Year plans

January 1, 2019 08:26 am

Actors, writer on New Year plans

Grand celebrations

December 28, 2018 08:57 am

Fairs or melas are the universal constants for times spent with utmost joy. The carnivals, rides, the stalls, and the various kinds of food are testimonies to the wonders of these fetes. All fetes vary from one another according to religious, cultural or even geographical settings. Nepal is a country of splendid attributes and has more holidays, festivals, and fetes than we can keep a count of.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Yomari Punhi and Udhauli festivals were observed across the country on Saturday.

MAKWANPUR, Sept 20: The Government of Nepa, as well as the provincial governments, observed Constitution Day on Wednesday, marking the third anniversary of the promulgation of the new constitution.

MOSCOW, June 24: FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland players Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, looking into their goal celebrations during their win over Serbia on Friday.

March 3: Holi revelers celebrating the festival of color in Kailali (top row) and in Birgunj on Friday. Eighteen tarai districts celebrated the festival on the day.

NEW DELHI, Jan 26: India has marked its 69th Republic Day with grand celebrations as marching contingents, strategic defence weaponry and colourful tableaux on display.

Shree Panchami celebrations

January 23, 2018 09:30 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The best way to live a life is to continue to learn. Every year, Nepalis worship goddess Saraswati and pray for knowledge as well as learning on Saraswati Puja. The day is also called Shree Panchami or Basanta Panchami, and falls on Magh Sukla Panchami of the lunar calendar. Different schools organize prayer functions to mark the day and some even announce free admissions for play groups.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The Gurung community celebrated Tamu Lhosar across the country today with full fanfare. A special program was organized in the capital's Tundijhel on the occasion of Lhosar.

Every year, Restaurant and Bar Association of Nepal (REBAN) hosts Pokhara Street Festival to bid adieu to the passing year and to welcome the coming New Year. This year too, REBAN has been busy inviting guests for the festival.

HETAUDA, Dec 20: Mangari Majhi, 75, lost her eyesight two years ago to cataract. That added a lot of trouble to her life. She was forced to depend on others for even small things and this had stolen her dignity and peace of mind. “I would feel so bad about myself.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Yomari Punhi and Udhauli festivals were observed across the country on Sunday.

Decorating a tree, shopping, and fireworks are all great and time-honored ways to celebrate the holidays in America, but other parts of the world have their own unique take on the season.

KHOTANG, April 15: Tourist spots in Khotang were flooded with groups of families and friends on Friday to celebrate Nepali New Year 2074. Rupakot, Majhwagadhi, Tyamke, Maiyu, Halesi and Bhumjudanda, among other popular spots in the district, remained crowded throughout the day.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Nepathya, a popular Nepali musical group, is turning 25 on April 1.

Valentine's Day celebrations from around the world

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani high court today banned Valentine's Day celebrations across the country and its promotion on social media after accepting a petition which argued that it was un-Islamic.

KATHANDU, Dec 30: The Gurung community celebrated Tamu Lhosar across the country today with full fanfare.

CHENNAI, Nov 7: Veteran actor Kamal Haasan turned 62 today, but there were no celebrations by the actor’s fans following his plea against any revelry, citing the hospitalization of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

In Pictures: Nepal Sambat celebrations

October 31, 2016 12:28 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: The Nepal Sambat New Year 1137 is being celebrated across the country today amidst various programs.

Of tributes and celebrations

September 23, 2016 04:06 am

On September 23, 2006, 20 conservation heroes and four crew members lost their lives in a tragic helicopter accident in Kangchenjunga while etching a major conservation landmark – the handover of Kangchenjunga Conservation Area to the local communities by the government as Nepal’s first community-managed conservation area.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has claimed that this year festive celebration of Haritalika (Teej) at the Pashupatinath Temple is so far the most systematic and well-managed during the past 27 years.

KATHMANDU, Aug. 18: The tagadharis or those who wear the 'Janai' (the sacred thread) around their bodies from the left shoulder change the sacred thread today after having a haircut and a bath on the occasion of 'Janai Purnima', also known as 'Rishi Tarpani'.

BANEPA, June 29: National Paddy Day celebration is becoming a mere ritual, as neither the government nor the political leaders are doing anything toward increasing production of paddy and addressing woes of farmers.