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All you need to know about Nepal’s many New Year celebrations
All you need to know about Nepal’s many New Year celebrations From First of Baisakh to Nepal Samvat and Lhosar to Maghi, Nepalis celebrate several new...
Sonam Lhosar marks the start of ‘year of cat’ (Photo Gallery)
Sonam Lhosar marks the start of ‘year of cat’ (Photo Gallery) Sonam Lhosar is one of the three Lhosars celebrated in Nepal, welcoming new year
Maghe Sankranti being observed across the country (Photo gallery)
Maghe Sankranti being observed across the country (Photo gallery) The festival is observed by worshipping the Sun God, going for a holy dip in...
Maghe Sankranti begins with raising of sacred pole at Devghat
Maghe Sankranti begins with raising of sacred pole at Devghat The fair orgnisers in Devghat expect half a million devotees to travel to holy site...
Sankranti rush: Buyers flock to yam vendors (Photo gallery)
Sankranti rush: Buyers flock to yam vendors (Photo gallery) It marks the beginning of spring after cold harsh winter
Youths take steps to revive traditional Tharu dance
Youths take steps to revive traditional Tharu dance Municipalities across Dang are planning elaborated celebrations in honour of Maghi
Paush full-moon marks the start of Swasthani Bratakatha (Photo Gallery)
Paush full-moon marks the start of Swasthani Bratakatha (Photo Gallery) The Hindu festival coincides with Madhav Narayan worship and Magh Snan 
Maghe Sankranti preparations (Photos)
Maghe Sankranti preparations (Photos) Tokha got its name from Newari words 'tu' and 'khyah', meaning sugarcane field
Spain's CP Cacereño complete Nepal tour with 'twin-wins'
Spain's CP Cacereño complete Nepal tour with 'twin-wins' Frindlies are played under the slogan 'Football for Peace' as part of the twinning project...
Two stolen Nepali gods are set to return home from New York
Two stolen Nepali gods are set to return home from New York DoA officials say the idols of ‘Bhagwati’ and ‘Shridhar Vishnu’ are expected to be repatriated...
Ministry sets up committee to draft Guthi Act
Ministry sets up committee to draft Guthi Act The absence of a Guthi has led to poor oversight of several of the old...
Balen Shah in romantic mood, marking ‘Matina Paaru’
Balen Shah in romantic mood, marking ‘Matina Paaru’ The 32-year-old mayor highlights the importance of almost-forgotten Newar tradition
Sakela Udhauli sweeps through Kirant-Rai settlements
Sakela Udhauli sweeps through Kirant-Rai settlements The playing of the Dholjhyamta drums and cymbals can be heard resonating in the Kirant...
From Bollywood to Hollywood: Jaswant Dev Shrestha’s remarkable journey
From Bollywood to Hollywood: Jaswant Dev Shrestha’s remarkable journey Los Angeles-based writer Alexis Kharel catches up with the Emmy Award-winning Nepali actor and director
Devotees celebrate Bibaha Panchami with fervour (Photo Gallery)
Devotees celebrate Bibaha Panchami with fervour (Photo Gallery) The festival is being celebrated across the country with much fanfare, commemorating the marriage of...
Bala Chaturdashi observed at Pashupati Kshetra (Photo Gallery)
Bala Chaturdashi observed at Pashupati Kshetra (Photo Gallery) Pashupati Kshetra and other Hindu temples see throngs of Hindu devotees during Bala Chaturdashi festival
How Tharu people brought their festivals to Kathmandu (WATCH)
How Tharu people brought their festivals to Kathmandu (WATCH) Over time, members of the Tharu community have migrated to bigger cities, introducing to new...
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