Chaite Dashain Celebration
Dashain is observed on March-April too. However, this one is not as grand as the one observed in September-October. This Dashain is named after the month in which it commences, Chaitra being the name of the month in a special significance as people offer worship to goddess Durga, symbolic of power.
Ram Nawami Celebration
This day falls on the 9th day of the bright lunar fortnight it March-April. Rana, the direct incarnation of Vishnu and the epic hero of Ramayana is worshipped on the occasion. Pilgrims from Nepal and India go to Janakpur to offer worship in the Ram-Janki temple.
In addition to the ones described above there are many other interesting Nepalese festivals which are important in various ways. Many days are devoted to mark the events and activities national significance. Furthermore, being a member of the UN, Nepal observes many international days.
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This Article and upcoming posts are extracted from the book, TOURIST INFORMATION DIRECTORY, 1997. by my Late Father Journalist, Sociologist & Anthropologists, Er. Ramesh Chandra Bandhu Bhattarai.
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