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Dashain hustle and bustle

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sep 22, 2017-The country celebrated “Ghatasthapana”, the first day of the fortnight-long Dashain festival on Thursday.

Dashain is more than just a cultural event. It makes the economy vibrant as people across the country go on a shopping spree for new clothes, gadgets, food and more.

Companies are looking to ride the wave of shopping frenzy by launching their festive offers and schemes. The festive period is the most important period for the Nepali economy as most of the consumer spending occurs during this period.

Nepali customers are known for their voracious appetite for shopping which results in a surge in sales of food and non-food items during the country’s biggest festival.

One of the major features of Dashain in Nepal is mass movement of people from the Capital to their home towns, resulting in a huge financial transaction in the transport sector.

Likewise, another important aspect of the festival is the consumption of meat. Buffalos, goats, chickens and ducks numbering in the hundreds of thousands are killed across the country to appease the Hindu Goddess Durga and provide meat for the extended feasting. This year, the demand for goats in the Valley is likely to exceed 65,000.

Migrant workers who have returned from India to celebrate Dashain take a city safari ride in Nepalgunj. Post Photo: Thakur Singh Tharu  

 

Locals prepare a traditional bamboo-made swing at Sisautiya in Sarlahi on Thursday to welcome the Dashain festival. Post Photo: Aman Koirala

 

Goats for sale are kept at Nepal Food Corporation premise in Thapathali, Kathmandu on Thursday. Post Photo: Shaligram Tiwari

 

Customers attempt to load a mountain goat on a bike in Thapathali, Kathmandu.

 

A woman selects clothes in Kathmandu on Thursday as the shopping period begins. Post Photo: Keshav Thapa

 

People arrive at Naya Bus Park in Kathmandu to catch buses to their hometowns.

 

People throng Ason Bazaar for shopping on Thursday.

 

New Road is seen decorated with festive offers.

Published: 22-09-2017 09:33

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