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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.