Stories Tagged 'Dashain'

Out in the cold

Oct 03 2017

Dashain, the longest and most auspicious festival in Nepal, is drawing to a close. Celebrated through the decades by Nepalis of all castes and creed, Dashain has been symbolic of triumph in the face of adversity.
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DASHAIN: ceremonies and celebrations
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While the entire country is celebrating one of the biggest Nepali festivals, Dashain, the festival has failed to bring cheer to the earthquake survivors of Nilkantha Municipality in Dhading district, who are rendered homeless by the disaster.
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Linge Ping, traditional swing built with bamboos, is a popular form of entertainment during Dashain festival, the biggest religious festival for Hindus in Nepal.
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Hindus all over the nation are observing Maha Ashtami, the eighth day of the ten-day long Bada Dasain festival, with zest and zeal on Thursday.
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The word Dashain evokes the memories of flying kites, family gathering, Linge Ping (traditional swing), sound of Madal, Mayur Dance, Tappa Dance, Maruni, Sorathi, among other things related with the annual festival.
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The number of Nepalis returning home from abroad has increased of late, largely because of the festive season.
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Dashain preparations
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Nepal is influenced to a great extent by festivals, and the economy is particularly dependent on the advent of these occasions.
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