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.

While the coronavirus pandemic has led authorities around the globe to cancel concerts and sporting events, and even shut down daily activities in some places, Mexico City is going ahead with Vive Latino — one of the most important music festivals in the country.

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.

For many home-grown performers at the world’s largest arts festival, Britain’s looming departure from the European Union presents a unique artistic challenge.

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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: The Kathmandu District Administration Office has urged one and all to celebrate the Teej festival in a decent, disciplined, traditional and peaceful manner.

Xotica set to host ‘Teej Mela’

August 6, 2019 15:52 pm

Xotica is organizing 8th edition of ‘Teej Mela’ on August 10 and 11 at Alice Reception, Ghairidhara.

Miley Cyrus was reported on Tuesday to have pulled out of the troubled Woodstock 50 festival, joining a string of other big names who say they will no longer take part in the official event meant to mark the anniversary of the landmark 1969 music festival.

Some of the world’s top film makers, including two-time Oscar-winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, will show their movies and hold master classes honoring the 25th Sarajevo film festival in August, the festival director said on Friday.

Guru Purnima being observed today

July 16, 2019 09:05 am

KATHMANDU, July 16: The Guru Purnima festival is being observed throughout the country by paying reverence to all teachers today.

LAMJUNG, July 15: Yartung, probably the only one-of-a-kind horse riding festival in the country, was celebrated in the high hills of Upper Mustang last week.

Laxmi releases Teej song

July 14, 2019 13:14 pm

Laxmi Acharya, who is releasing teej songs every year, launched a new teej song ‘Phungalera Maiti Desh’ amid a special program organized in Kathmandu.

Nepal Lipi Guthi is organizing Ranjana and Nepal Lipi Art Festival on Saturday. The festival is scheduled from 11 am to 5 pm at Basantapur.

Eid celebrated in Birgunj

June 6, 2019 08:26 am

BIRGUNJ, June 6: Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in Birgunj-2, Chhapkaiya on Wednesday morning before 9 am to attend the special prayer on the occasion of Eid.

KATHMANDU: The Muslim community is celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr across the country on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 25: The Muslim Commission has demanded the government give public holiday during the major Muslim cultural festivals.

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.