There are more than 150 major festivals in a year celebrated
in Nepal. Festivals in Nepal begin with religion, ending
as social event. Although most of these festivals are
religious some have historical significance, while others
are seasonal and legendary celebrations.
dates of most festivals are fixed by famous astrologers after consulting the lunar
calendar. The biggest and most popular festivals are: Dashain, a celebration of
Goddess Durga victory over evil Mahisashur; and Tihar, a celebration of lights
dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi.
is not hard to catch colorful processions in different streets of the Valley almost
every other day of the week. Cultural acts of dances and songs are integral parts
of some celebrations while some celebrations are just quiet family gatherings.
Grand celebrations like Ghode Jatra and Gai Jatra entertain participants and spectators