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Ropai(Ashar15)

This is a one day festival falls on the month of June. From the month of June to August is a monsoon season in Nepal. Due to the agricultural country, Majority of people here depends upon agriculture. Generally, people start to plantation of rice and crops from this day by gathering in the fields and enjoy the plantation with singing various folk songs, playing with throwing the muddy water and having Dahi-chiura (curd with beaten rice).

Fagu purnima (Holi)

This is the festival of color observed for eight days. But now it is just celebrate only one day on the day of full moon in hilly region and next day in the terai region. In this festival, people play with throwing water, color and water balloons to each other. The theme of this festival is to make harmonious and brotherhood relation among society. This festival has its own religious mythology.

Maha Shivaratri

This festival falls on the month of March or April. This festival is observed for nine days. The festival heralds the start of the New Year (Bikram Samvat) and celebrated with much fan fare in Bhaktapur. The festival begins with the erect of auspicious wooden pole (Phallic symbol) in the New Year’s Eve. Variations on celebrations of the festival can also be observed near different parts of the Bhaktapur from the five days earlier to this festival. This festival also carries different mythology and aspects. It is one of the grand festival celebrate in Bhaktapur

Swonti (Deepawoli)

This festival falls on the month of October or November. This festival is also called a festival of lights .It is a second biggest festival observed in Nepal. The festivity lasts for five days and is marked by worshiping to different birds and animals. Perhaps the most endearing sight of this festival is presented by illumination of the entire town with the rows of tiny flickering lamps at the dusk-break on the day of Laxmi puja (Goddess of Wealth). Within the festival, people decorate their houses and shops by garland of flower and burnt the oil lamp in every evening to each and every nook and corner of the houses. On the next day ,People celebrate New year’s Day(Nepal Era) by...

Dashain

It is one of the biggest festival celebrated all over the Nepal . This festival is especially dedicated to goddess Durga (consort of lord Shiva). Mainly it is an indoor festival but one can observe the activities in all the temples dedicated to goddess Durga. Devotees visits to the nearer temples regularly for nine days. On the eight day and ninth day of this festival, people offer animal sacrificing like water buffalos, Goats, Hens and ducks. During this festival youth enjoys by flying a kites and playing cards among friends and relatives. From the tenth day, family members receive the tika (red mark on the forehead) from the elders or head of the family and this procession continues...

Yenya (Indra jatra)

This weeklong festival is also observed in the month of August or September. There are several aspects of this festival. This festival gets started from the day; the auspicious wooden pole (Phallic symbol) is erected in the durbar square premises in three major cities of Kathmandu valley. The major highlight of this festival is chariot pulling of three different living god and goddesses called Ganesh, Kumari and Bhairav, Several groups of religious mask dances in the form of god and goddesses, Dances of Lakhe(The demon) and the huge puppet of white elephant .And finally this festival is terminated  on the eighth day .