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Nepal Festivals

Nepal is a diverse country with a varied landscape, rich biodiversity, and diverse culture. People live in the Himalayas, Hilly, and the Terai regions from east to west. Each community has its own unique cultures and traditions which they have been following for centuries. Each of them has its own set of beliefs and festivals to celebrate. They celebrate many different festivals. Although most of these festivals are religious some have historical significance, while others are seasonal and legendary celebrations. Nepalese religion has been influenced and has always been the core of Nepali culture. Festivals such as Dashain and Tihar are of national significance; such as Bisket Jatra or Rato Machchhendranath Jatra, belong to the traditions of the old Valley towns and still others, such as Chat, Losar is observed only by a particular ethnic community.

The vivid cultural diversity of Nepal can be observed in the difference of different festival celebrations. Below is a list of some of the popular festivals celebrated by the majority of people in Nepal.

2021 Festival Dates for Nepal

Festival Name Place From Till
Gai Jatra Bhaktapur, All Over Nepal Aug 23, 2021
Teej Festival All over Nepal Sep 09, 2021
Indra Jatra Kathmandu and Gangtok, Sikkim Sep 19, 2021
Navratri Durga Puja All over India and Nepal Oct 13, 2021 Oct 17, 2021
Dashain All over Nepal and India Oct 16, 2021
Mani Rimdu Tengboche, Chiwong and Thame Monastery Oct 20, 2021 Oct 22, 2021
Lhabab Duchen All over Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan Oct 27, 2021
Diwali All over India and Nepal Nov 04, 2021 Nov 06, 2021
Tihar(Bhai Tika) All over Nepal, Sikkim and Darjeeling Nov 04, 2021 Nov 06, 2021
Tamu Lhosar All over India and Nepal Dec 30, 2021