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Nepal Festivals

Nepal is a diverse country with a varied landscape, rich biodiversity, and culture. People live in the Himalayas, Hills, and the Terai regions from east to west. Each community has its own unique culture and traditions. 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, and 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 is seen in the different festival celebrations.

Below is a list of some of the festivals celebrated by the people in Nepal.

2023 Festival Dates for Nepal

Festival Name Place From Till
Nepali New Year and Bisket Jatra New Year all over Nepal, Bisket Jatra Bhaktapur and Thimi Apr 14, 2023
Buddha Jayanti All over Nepal especially in Swayambhunath, Boudhath and Lumbini May 05, 2023
Tiji Festival Lomanthang, Upper Mustang May 16, 2023 May 18, 2023
Saga Dawa all over Nepal Jun 04, 2023
Yartung Festival All over Mustang, especially in Lomanthang and Muktinath Aug 21, 2023 Aug 23, 2023
Gai Jatra Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Sep 01, 2023
Krishna Janmasthami All over Nepal Sep 06, 2023
Teej Festival All over Nepal Sep 18, 2023
Indra Jatra Kathmandu Sep 28, 2023
Navratri Durga Puja All over India and Nepal Oct 15, 2023 Oct 24, 2023
Dashain All over Nepal, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Assam and Bhutan Oct 24, 2023
Mani Rimdu Tengboche, Chiwong and Thame Monastery Oct 28, 2023 Oct 30, 2023
Diwali All over India and Nepal Nov 12, 2023
Tihar(Bhai Tika) All over Nepal, Sikkim and Darjeeling Nov 15, 2023
Tamu Lhosar All over Nepal Dec 30, 2023