Print Edition - 2015-08-12  |  Life & Style

Tahate in Pokhara

- Post Report, POKHARA

Aug 12, 2015-

The Gurung community in Pokhara, on Tuesday, observed Tahate, a festival observed twice a year—on the last Tuesday of Shrawan and Chaitra. 

To celebrate the festival, thousands of Gurungs performed cultural dances and music around the valley. They performed the traditional dances wearing traditional Gurung costumes. The Tahate festival has a cultural resonance here.

The term Tahate refers to the abolishment of the evils prevailing society (in Gurung language, ‘ta’ means a district or state and ‘hate’ means to abolish).

“Tahate is a festival not only of the Gurungs but of all Nepalis. We should work to preserve it,” said Priya Gurung, who was a part of the performing troupe.

Published: 12-08-2015 12:39

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