It’s mother’s day on Saturday and you haven’t decided yet what you want to present to your mom. If that’s your case, then don’t worry.

On the first day of the festival, the deity in Machindranath Bahal is taken in a khat (palanquin) by eight priests and the deity is placed in the decorated chariot. Then, the procession begins from Tindhara (Durbar Marg) and is pulled toward Asan. Priests do not eat anything on the first day until the chariot is brought up to Asan. Before that barber shaves their head around 9 am and they prepare Khat. After that they take bath and they get dressed in white.

PANCHTHAR, April 16: It is situated at an altitude of 3,340 meters from the sea level. Herds of yak were moving in a relaxed manner. They would become invisible the very next moment, thanks to the fogs suddenly that turns thick any minute.

BHAKTAPUR, April 13: Every year on April 15, people in Bode, Madhyapur Thimi Municipality-8, celebrate the tongue-piercing festival with grace. As in the previous years, Buddhakrishna Bag Shrestha, 47, of the locality will be piercing his tongue with a metal skewer this year too to keep the tradition alive. He is the chairperson of the Ambulance Drivers Association, Bhaktapur, and an ambulance driver for Nepal Korea Friendship Hospital.

BHAKTAPUR, April 10: Bisket Jatra, a renowned annual event celebrated by the residents of Bhaktapur, begins Wednesday.

With the pulling of Bhairabnath Chariot placed in front of the Paanch Talley Mandir (Nyatapol Temple), Bhaktapur, the famous Biskaa Jatra started from today.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The annual traditional festival of Ghode Jatra, which is also known as Horse Racing Day, is being celebrated in the country's cultural hub of Kathmandu Valley today.

While the festivities of Holi spread happiness every year, the festival is even more celebratory for Kriti Sanon owing to the abundant success of her recent outing Luka Chuppi.

A total of nine Japanese films are going to be screened in ‘Japanese Film Festival’. The film festival is going to take place on March 22, 23, at Tribhuvan Army Officers’ Club, Sundhara and on March 29 and 30 at Embassy of Japan, Panipokhari.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Gorkha Brewery says it is going to sell Tuborg beer in a new special packaging targeting the Holi festival which is being celebrated next week.

Child singer Ashok Darji performed at the National Industrial Trade Fair on Thursday.

Jay Shambhoo! Mahashivaratri today

March 4, 2019 07:00 am

KATHMANDU, Mar 4: Hindu devotees all over the country today are celebrating the great festival of Mahashivaratri by worshipping Lord Shiva at various rivers, ponds and temples since early this morning.

KATHMANDU, Mar 2: The final preparations for this year Mahashivaratri are underway at Pashupatinath.

Panjabi culture lands on Kathmandu

February 27, 2019 18:07 pm

Punjabis adorned in colorful traditional attire entered the stage carrying native musical instruments of Punjab like Chimta, Ektara, Dhol, Alghoza, Esraj, Sapp and Tumbi.

‘Jesum Yatra’ concludes

February 24, 2019 20:40 pm

Bauddha Tamang Kalyan Guthi Organized the fifth edition of ‘Jesum Yatra’ to promote local culture and heritages.

JOON Festival lineup for 2019

February 22, 2019 17:10 pm

The Edge alongside Mukti & Revival and several other artists will perform at JOON Festival 2019, scheduled to be organized on June 22 at Dummer Down Farm, Basingstoke, UK. The Edge band is also celebrating its 20th anniversary at the festival.

Cottage industry festival from March 7

February 18, 2019 03:30 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The 15th edition of International Trade fair and Cottage Industry Festival is being organized in March with the objective of achieving better management of small scale industries in Nepal and market homegrown products.

Shree Panchami being observed

February 10, 2019 07:45 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Shree Panchami, also known as Basanta Panchami, a festival dedicated to Saraswati, the goddess of learning, wisdom, music and fine arts, is being observed across the country today.

HUMLA, Feb 2: This typical festival in the mountainous district of Humla is all about worshiping deity, playing drums, dancing, singing, feasting and merrymaking. It is also about wearing unique outfits, decorations and processions. ‘Mane’, the winter festival of the Lama community of Burause village has just got over. But the thrill lives on.

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Maghe Sankranti being observed today

January 15, 2019 09:28 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Maghe or Makar Sankranti is being observed throughout the country today.

Maghi excitement among Tharus

January 14, 2019 02:30 am

DANG, Jan 14: Earlier, the thought of Maghi would bring tears in the eyes of Kamlari Krishna Chaudhari, who is now the deputy speaker of Province - 5.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President, Sher Bahadur Deuba, has extended best wishes on the occasion of Tamu Lhosar-2075.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has extended best wishes to all the Tamu (Gurung) community members on the occasion of the festival of Tamu Lhosar 2075.

Belauri to host three-day Maghi festival

December 28, 2018 12:48 pm

KANCHANPUR, Dec 28: The Belauri municipality in Kanchanpur is hosting a cultural festival on the occasion of the Maghi which is observed on the first day of the Nepali month Magh. The Maghi festival this time falls on January 15, 2019.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Hindu devotees across the country have thronged in Pashupatinath temple and to other Hindu shrines from early morning today to pay homage to their near and dear ones, who died over the last one year, on the occasion of Bala Chaturdashi.

Tripurasundari Jatra begins

November 15, 2018 11:00 am

BAITADI, Nov 15: A cultural and religious festival has kicked off in famous Tripurasundari Bhagawati Temple of Baitadi district from today.

LAHAN, Nov 15: This year's Chhath festival concluded on Wednesday after the devotees made offerings to the rising sun in the morning.

Chhath concludes

November 14, 2018 09:25 am

BARDIBAS/MAHOTTARI, Nov 14: Chhath, the festival wherein rising and setting Sun God is worshipped, has concluded today morning.

LAHAN, Nov 11: Bhootnath  Upadhyaya, 65, of Lahan Municipality-10, has seen Chhath being celebrated in his family  since his childhood. Although his family is of hill origin, they have  been celebrating the festival of the Madhesi communities for a long  time.

Some festive musings

November 11, 2018 01:00 am

There are instances of Nepali leaders signing controversial deal for petty political gains and successive generations of Nepalis paying a heavy price in return

In pic: Glimpses of Tihar

November 8, 2018 17:24 pm

Glimpses of Tihar

Priya Agrawal claims that she is excited about this year’s Tihar, just like last year and the year before that. The 18-year-old calls it her absolute favorite festival and says that, because the festival has so many things going on, from putting up string lights and cleaning out the oil lamps to worshipping different animals and making rangolis, she is usually super busy during Tihar but doesn’t mind it one bit.

Bhaileni Aaye Aagana...

November 7, 2018 09:30 am

When a group of people start singing ‘Bhaileni Aayin Aangana’ or ‘Deusire’ at your doorsteps, music enthusiasts instantly wave their body along with the beat of song. That’s the power of ‘Deusi Bhailo’.  With the change in time, ‘Deusi Bhailo’ is not as it was years ago. To know further on the changes, My City team asked various celebs about their ‘Deusi Bhailo’ experience.

Tihar and social bonding

November 7, 2018 02:00 am

We are at the festival break again, for Tihar, also called Deepawali. Tihar has remained a source of rejuvenation for those who celebrate it.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Kukur Tihar, the festival of dogs, has been celebrated at every household today, to mark the second day of Yamapanchak of the Tihar festival.

CHITWAN, Nov 6: As Tihar, known as the 'festival of lights' has already begun in the country, people are busy in buying electric decorative lights across the country including in Chitwan.

Tihar festival begins from today

November 5, 2018 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Tihar, the second largest festival of Nepali Hindus is beginning from today. Also known as Yam Panchak, the festival is observed for five days.

NC's festival tea reception begins

November 2, 2018 14:39 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: A tea reception organized by main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami, Deepawali, Nepal Sambat and Chhath festivals kicked off at the party central office, Sanepa, Lalitpur.

Putting your pets first

November 2, 2018 11:20 am

The festive season is upon us and it is once again time to celebrate. Tihar is just around the corner and preparations are in full swing, if the lights and flowers are any indication. While it is our time to revel and have fun, it just isn’t the same for our pets.

Rangoli hacks

November 2, 2018 10:00 am

Clever rangoli hacks to glam up your space this Tihar and make your festive game strong

Festival fun

November 2, 2018 08:02 am

I like Tihar more than Dashain. Dashain is like a week-long break and you get bored after a day or two unless you decide to go to one of those ASEAN countries during the festive season. Then, even a week is not enough.

Blessings undisguised

November 2, 2018 08:00 am

What really is Dashain without a Dashain hangover? I’m not talking about the inevitable (for some) booze induced headaches but the general state of lethargy after the festival – the quieter streets, the slowly diminishing reserves of left over mutton and sweets, packing all the playing cards, taking stock of our expanded waistlines and the general sense of life, slowly but surely, limping back to normal.

11:55 am auspicious time for Bhai Tika

October 31, 2018 18:55 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Nepal Calendar Determination Committee has announced the auspicious time for receiving and offering Bhai Tika on the occasion of the Tihar festival this year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25:  Gold price has started to rise after a stable price of Rs 60,000 tola (11.333 gram) for over a week during the Dashain festival.

Save for some road accidents and the tragic deaths they resulted in, Dashain—the longest festival celebrations in Nepal—has passed largely peacefully.

Bijaya Dashami today

October 19, 2018 11:33 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The 10th day of the Bada Dasain festival is being celebrated all over the country today with great enthusiasm by receiving 'tika' and blessings from elders.

Gluttony of mutton

October 19, 2018 10:30 am

Delicious recipes to try this Dashain

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended her best wishes to all the Nepalis within the country and abroad on the occasion of Bijaya Dashami today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: More than 2.1 million people have left the Kathmandu Valley for various destinations for celebrating the Dashan festival.