Festival in Nepal

Festival in NepalMajor Nepal Festival include Machhendra Nath, Swasthani Puja, Dasain, Tihar, Maghe Sankranti and Basanta Panchami which are celebrated in the months of January and February. The sacrifice is part of a two day festival to honor the Hindu goddess Gadhimai, which is held every five years. Nepal that are observed in the months of February and March are Maha Shivratri, Loshar and Fagu Purnima, those in the months of March and April are Chaitra Dashain and Ghode Jatra, in the months of April and May the festivals of Biska Jatra, New Year Day and Red Machhendranath are observed. Everything festive in Nepal traditionally begins with something religious and moves with spontaneous spirit into a pleasant family feast. During the festival, buffalo, goats, chickens and pigeons are sacrificed in order to end evil and bring prosperity. Several other stories of festival daily in the villages. Festivals are not merely the yearly glasses, but also are a living part of their rich cultural heritage. National holidays have the fix date but religious festivals are celebrated according to the lunar calendar and it doesn't coincide with the solar calendar. Festivals effectively bind together the Nepalese people of diverse cultural backgrounds and beliefs into one nation.

 

Most Nepalese festivals are related to different Hindu and Buddhist deities. All the people take part in the festivals and they celebrate it with full enjoyment. Nepali, religion has always influenced and has been the core of Nepali culture. Most of the festivals celebrated in Nepal are religious. They are celebrated on days consecrated for them by religion and tradition. Although most of these festivals are religious some have historical significance, while others are seasonal celebrations. Some festivals are of national consequence such as Dashain, a festivity of Goddess Bhagabati triumph above evil Mahisashur and Tihar, a festivity of lights devoted to Goddess Lakshmi and some are confined to the Katmandu Valley, while still others are renowned only within one or two villages or cities. The dates of most festivals are fixed by well-known astrologer after consult the astral almanac in Nepal.There are also some festivals which are observed in honor of personal relatives such as festival of Matatirtha (for mothers), Gokarna Ausi (for fathers), Gaijatra (for the ones who are passed away). Most Nepalese festivals are related to different Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses and they are celebrated on such days consecrated for them by religion and tradition. However, they can be generally divided into four sections keeping in mind the main aspects of the festival emphasized. Some festivals are of national significance such as Dashain, a celebration of Goddess Bhagabati victory over evil Mahisashur and Tihar, a celebration of lights dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, and some are confined to the Katmandu Valley, while still others are celebrated only within one or two villages or cities in whole Nepal of different communities.