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Nepal Festival 2021

Nepal Festival 2021
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NEPAL FESTIVAL DATES 2021

 

Sr No

FESTIVAL

PLACE

2021

1.

PRITHVI JAYANTI

Throughout Nepal, bigger procession in Kathmandu

11 Jan

2.

MAGHE SANGRATI

Throughout Nepal, at confluences of rivers biggest celebration at Deoghat, Chitwan

14 Jan

3.

MARTYRS’ DAY

Shaheed Diwas

30 Jan

4.

PRAJATANTA DIWAS

Democracy Day

19 Feb

5.

MAHA SHIVARATRI

Hindu pilgrims of Nepal and India come to worship at Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu to worship Lord Shiva

11 Mar

6.

LOSAR TIBETAN NEW YEAR

Rituals and prayers especially at Boudhanath and Swayambhunath

12 Feb

7.

GYALPU LOSAR

New Year celebrated by Tamang community.

13 Mar

8.

NARI DIWAS

International Women’s Day

08 Mar

9.

FAGU PURNIMA ”HOLI”

Through out Nepal – “festival of colors”, expect to be dunked by color balloons celebrating Spring

28 Mar

10.

GHODA JATRA

Celebrated at the open air ground Tundikhel in Kathmandu

11 Apr

11.

RAM NAVAMI

Feasts and worship at shrines

21 Apr

12.

BISKET JATRA

Event at Bhaktapur

14 Apr

13.

NEPALI NEW YEAR

Main cultural event at Bhaktapur

14 Apr

14.

RAM NAVAMI

Feasts and worship at shrines

21 Apr

15.

MACHHINDRANATH BHOTO JATRA

The chariot festival.

16 May

16.

BUDDHA JAYANTI

Prayers at all Buddhist shrines in the valley to commemorate Lord Buddha birth

26 May

17.

JANAI PURNIMA (RAKSHA BANDHAN)

Main pageantry at the Kumbeshwar temple in Patan

21 Aug

18.

GAI JATRA (The Cow Festival)

People are fully painted representing animals and walk barefoot from shrine to shrine

23 Aug

19.

KRISHNA ASHTAMI

Lord Krishna’s celebration, fast and worships at shrines, mainly at Patan

30  Aug

20.

TEEJ

Married women wear red symbol of marriage, fast and dance on their way to shrines and homes, mainly at Pashupatinath temple

09 Sep

21.

RISHI PANCHAMI

Rituals observed at place of worships and home by ladies to cleanse themselves

11 Sep

22.

INDRA JATRA

Main celebration at Kathmandu Durbar square heralding start of the biggest festival Bada Dashain

20 Sep

23.

BADA DASHAIN (Vijaya Dashami) or Durga Puja

Celebrated through out Nepal – the biggest and most important festival

12 to

16 Oct

24.

TIHAR “FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Celebrated through out country – most colorful festival especially night time to welcome Goddess Lakshmi of Prosperity

04 Nov

25.

BHAI TIKA FESTIVITIES

Sisters pray and treat younger brothers for their well being and continue family bonding

06 Nov

26.

CHHATH

Worship of Sun God, it is celebrated most elaborately in Terai regions of Nepal wherever there are rivers near settlements.

10 Nov

27.

UDDHAULI PARVA

A western Nepal celebration.

12 Dec

28.

TAMU LOSAR

New Year celebrations by Gurung community.

30 Dec