Nepal Tourism Year 2014
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Festivals & Tourism Events in Nepal

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.

The 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.

It 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 every year.

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Dates of Important Festival of Nepal.
Festival Name
Places
Year 2014
Year 2015
Losar
Boudhanath
30 Jan
20 Jan
Shivratri
Pashupatinath
26 Feb
16 Feb
Holi
All over Nepal
14 mar
3 Mar
Bisket Jatra
Bakathapur
14 Apr
14 Apr
Nepali New Year
All over Nepal
27 Apr
17 Apr
Buddha Jayanti
All over Nepal
13 May
2 May
Rato Macchndranath Jatra
Patan
May
Apr, May
Janai Purnima
Kathmandu Valley
9 Aug
28 Aug
Gai Jatra
Kathmandu Valley
10 Aug
29 Aug
Mother Day
All over Nepal
23 Aug
11 Sep
Teej ( Festival of Women)
Kathmandu Valley
26 Aug
14 Sep
Indra Jatra ( Festival Of Kumari)
Kathmandu Valley
6 Sep
25 Sep
Dashain
All over Nepal
29 Sep 6days
18 Oct 6 days
Tihar
All over Nepal
20 Oct 5days
8 Nov 5 days
List of Festivals of Nepal

Names of Festival

Indra Jatra

 

Navavarsha (Nepali New Year)

Chepang Chonam Parba

 

Bisket Jatra

Shora Shradha Aarambha

 

Dumji

Bishow Karma Puja

 

Changu Narayan Rath Yatra

Paryatan Dibas / Tourism Day

 

Mata Tirtha Aaushi (Mother's day)

Ghatasthapana (Start of Dashain Festival)

 

Kirat Dibas

Panchali Bahirab Yatra

 

Kanun Diwas

Fulpati (Dashain Festival)

 

Red Machhendranath Rath Jatra

Maha Asthami (Dashain Festival)

 

Sita Jayanti

Maha Nawami (Dashain Festival)

 

Ubhauli Parba

Vijaya Dashami (Dashain Festival Tika)

 

Buddha Jayanti

Shree Swasthani Purnima

 

Ganatantra Diwas

Purnima (Last day of Dashain Festival)

 

Tulshi Beej Ropan Aakadasi

Kag Tihar

 

Panauti Rath Yatra

Kukur Tihar

 

Bishow Khelkud Dibas

Gai Tihar / Laxmi Puja

 

Tulshi Ropank Aakadasi

Goru Tihar

 

Maaha Shivaratri (Festival of God Shiva in Pashupatinath Temple)

Bhai Tika

 

Gyalpyo Loshar

Chaat Parba / Dhala Puja

 

Guru Purnima

Haribodhini Ekadashi (Tulshi Ropan Day)

 

Ghantakarna Chaturdashi

Mani Rimdu

 

Naag Panchami

Bala Chatur Dashi

 

Janai Purnima & Raksha Bandhan

Sita Vibhaha Panchami

 

Gai Jatra

Maghe Sankranti

 

Krishna Janmastami

Sonam Lhosar (Tibetan New Year)

 

Motiram Jayanti

Yomari Punhi

 

Kushe / Gokarna Aunsi (Father's day)

Christmas Day / Merry Chiristmas

 

Teej

Tamu Losar

 

Rishi Panchami

Sweta Machhendranath Snan

 

Shree Panchami or Saraswati Puja

Poush Sukla Purnima (Swasthani Barta Start)

 

Fagu Purnima

Ghode Jatra in Kathmandu

 

Holi in Terai Regions

Chaite Dashain

 

Nala Machendranath Rath Yatra

Seto Machendranath Rath yatra

 

Nala Machendranath Snan

Ram Nawami

 
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