Volunteers Celebrate Dashain And Tihar Festivals In Nepal
All our volunteers who came during “Dashain” & “Tihar” festivals were able to observe Nepali culture more closely through these festivals and everyone had a fantastic experience.
Dashain is the major National festival of Nepal which lasts for fifteen days and is celebrated by almost everyone throughout the country. Tihar, also known as festival lights is celebrated after 2 weeks of the Dashain. It is considered to be of great importance as it shows reverence to not just the humans and the gods, but also to the animals like crows, cows, and dogs that maintain an intimate relationship with humans. People make patterns on the floor of living rooms or courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals outside of their house, called Mandala, which is meant to be a sacred welcoming area for the Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism mainly Goddess Laxmi. On the last day, brothers are greeted and blessed by the sisters.
The most exotic and dazzling festival “Tihar” came to an end after five magnificent five days of worship and honour.
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