Indulge in 2 Celebrations: Dumji & Gunal

The sacred month of Buddha


The celebrations festival is celebrated mostly in Sherpa communities in the month of July. This merry festival is observed with great enthusiasm in Helambu and Khumbu region. 

Gunal (the sacred month of Buddha)

Fifteen days before and fifteen days after the full moon of late August or early September comprises the sacred month of Gunal. The thirty days are of holy for Buddhist population as Lent in for Christian or the four months of Chaturmasa for the Hindus. 

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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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