Dashain (Oct 18-23, 2007): During the month of Kartik (late September and early October), the Nepalese people indulge in the biggest festival of the year, Dashain. Dashain is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese of all caste and creed throughout the country. The fifteen days of celebration occurs during the bright lunar fortnight ending on the day of the full moon. Thorough out the kingdom of Nepal the goddess Durga in all her manifestations are worshiped with innumerable pujas, abundant offerings and thousands of animal sacrifices for the ritual holy bathing, thus drenching the goddess for days in blood. The festival is celebrated for 15 days but the main celebration and festivities are on 7th day ( Fulpati), 8th Day ( Maha Ashtami), 9th Day ( Mahanavami) and 10th Day ( Vijaya Dashami).