Nepal is a diversity of cultural, traditional and geography.In Nepal has many festivals as like Dashain, Tihar, Losar etc. Festival Tour in Nepal, are very interesting and acknowledge. As there are hundreds of diverse festivals in Nepal, it has been called as the land of festivals which are a living part of cultural heritage. The religious festivals of Nepal follow the lunar calendar. But the national festivals have the fixed dates. Everybody ethnic group have own festival and cultural.cultural. Nepalese people would like to save to forever own cultural and festival. Some.Some of the major interesting festivals of Nepal are explained below.
Lho means year or age and Sar means new or fresh. The word Lhosar means New Year or beginning of new era. Tamang celebrates their new year on the first day of the new moon or in other words the very next day after the no-moon day of the month of Magh (Magh Sukla Pratipada).
When is Sonam Losar:
This year Sonam Losar is on Magh 17, 2070 as per Bikram Sambat Calendar and on January 31, 2014, in English Calendar. This year it is 2848th year of Tamang’s New Year celebration. The Tibetan calendar is made up of twelve lunar months and Lhosar begins on the first day of the first month. However, the days of celebration differs in different Tibeto-Burman communities.
Navavarsha (New year):
The Nepalese New Year usually falls in the second week of April or the first day of the Baisakh in the Nepali first month.
Baisakh Poornima (Birthday of the Lord Buddha): This is a full moon day. Nepal is the birthplace of the Lord Buddha. This day is very important for the Nepali people. Because this is the triple anniversary of the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and death.
Red Machchhendranath Rath Jatra: This is the biggest socio-cultural festival of Patan. This festival falls in May-June. The main deity named as Red Machchhendranath is kept inside the wheeled chariot and dragged through the city of Patan.
Dumje festival is very famous in Khumbu area.It main celebrates location at Lukla.This festival is celebrated by the Serpa in May.During this festival sherpa, people like to show they are a cultural, traditional and Himalayan lifestyle.
(cow festival): This festival falls in the month of July-August. This festival is celebrated with dancing, singing, and comedy that cause mirth and laughter.
Krishnastami: This day is the birthday of Lord Krishna and it falls in the month of July-August. Hundreds of people visit the Krishna temple in Patan on this day.
This festival belongs to the god Indra, the god of rain. This festival falls in August–September. In this festival, the chariot of goddess Kumari gets to pass through the main streets of Kathmandu.
Dashai is the biggest festival of Nepali people. Dashain is a ten-day festival, celebrated entirely the country in September-October. People worship the nine different incarnations of goddess Durga in Dashain.
This is the festival of brother and sister. Lights are illuminated at night in Tihar that is celebrated for five days in October-November.
This festival belongs to Lord Shiva, the supreme god of Hindu and it falls in the month of February-March. Hundred thousands of people visit the Pashupatinath temple on this day.
Teej is the festival of Hindu women. Women take fast on this day. The married women pray for a happy conjugal life and unmarried women for a good husband. women in red dress dance and sing in the temples in Teej.
National Democracy Day:
This day is celebrated to respect the people’s revolution from 1950-51 for democracy. This falls on 7 Phalgun, the Nepali month, which is usually February 18.
Teji festival is a very biggest festival in lo-man thing.Lo-man thang is located west-north Nepal.Nepal. Teji festival is celebrated in March.It’s very similar to Tibetan cultural.when teji festival their local king should be attended.Specially, monks, religious dancing is very impressed with people.