Celebration of Dashain Festival by our volunteers
Nepal is a land full of cultural diversity as people following different religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and other religions live together in harmony. The vast majority of Nepali people follow Hinduism. Dashain is the most important festival in Nepal for Hindu which lasts for 15 days. Dashain, also known as Bijaya Dashami, is the grandest, longest and most auspicious festival in Nepal. It takes place in Nepali Ashiwin month (September to October in Solar Calendar). Similar to Chinese Spring Festival, Dashain is celebrated by the whole country for the goddess Durgar’s victory over the demon Mahishasura. In addition to worship the Goddess Durga, Nepalis will hold celebrations for the fertility of the land and a year of good harvest. Meanwhile, Dasain has also emphasized the importance of family reunion, which is helpful to ease social contradictions. All the government agencies, educational institutions and other public sectors will be closed down during this festival period.