CALENDAR OF FESTIVALS, EVENTS & ACTIVITIES VNY'1998

DATE

EVENTS

PLACE

DESCRIPTION

ORGANISATION/CONT.ADD

REMARKS

November 1-7

Yoga, Meditation & Art of Natural Life

Chitwan

Local peoples (50-200) participation in Yoga, Meditation & Art of Natural Life.

Nepal Yoga & Nature Cure Association, Biratnagar, Nepal.

The same programme will be organised again from November 20 - 26.

November 3 Sunday

Shaki Mela Puni

KTM valley

Worshiping of goddess Moon by Newar community for family happiness & prosperity.  

November 6 Friday

Street Festival

Pokhara

To create an environment of entertainment for people to make them participate Visit Nepal' 98.

Nov 7 - 8

Manakamana Festival

Gorkha

Pilgrimage to Manakamana, one of the most sacred deities of Hindus.

VNY Gorkha Committee. Centre For Gorkha Study And Community Cultural Tour.

November 8 Sunday

Queen's Birthday        

November 9 Monday

Constitution day        

November 15 Sunday

Ram Janaki Festival

Janakpur

The week to be observed with different activities

DOT & Local concerned bodies

 

3rd week

Weeding with Vaidic Rituals

KTM

 

NATA

Date to be confirmed

November 17 Tuesday

Nasa Boylgoo

Bhaktapur

Food Grain Festival. The food grains are artisitically arranged in front of every temple. Bhajan is also recited. This festival is observed in night time.

November 17 Tuesday

Magh Sankranti

Throughout the Kingdom

One of the holiest days in Nepali religious calendar of the Hindus. People take holy bath in the wee hours of the morning, mostly at river confluences. In KTM, Sankhamool is such holy bathing spot. People eat specially sweetened seasame balls, yam-tuber Local Festival
      followed by khichari, a cooked mixture of rice, lentils and spices on that day. Fairs organised. Famous one is Maai-Beni Mela in Ilaam.

Nov 20-25

Book Exhibition

Thamel KTM

Books having universal appeal

Tiwaris Pilgrims Book House

 

November 29 Sunday

Lumbini Food Festival

Lumbini

Lumbini week to be observed with different activities

REBAN

 

November

Gujeswari Jatra

KTM / Gujeswari Temple

Deities in this temple are made of solid gold & silver & highly regarded as secret goddess. Fair organised on the day of Jatra. Only for Hindu Devotees.

November

Sita Bibaha Panchami

Janakpur / Mithila

Celebration of Sita's Marriage with Lord Rama. Cultural, agrarian & commerical exhibitions & also a fair which lasts for a week. A time for resounding busines. Regional Festival

November

Chhath

Mithila / Terai Region of Nepal

Biggest festival of womenfolk in Terai. Holy bath & fasting. Worship Sun God for the long life of their husbands & for the peace & prosperity of their families.

December 1 Tuesday

Lumbini Festival

Lumbini

Lumbini festival to be observed for peace, brotherhood and non- violence.

HAN

 

Dec. 3 - 9

International Elephant Polo Championship

Tiger Mountain, Chitwan

A unique and first of its kind of International Elephant Polo in Chitwan National Park. This match will be participated by well known personalities.

Tiger Mountain

 

December 3 Thursday

Yamari Puja

All over the Kingdom esp. Kathmandu.

Harvesting of new rice is complete. Cook rice and eat. Worship 'Annadev' (God of crops). Mainly the Hindu farmers observe it. Ethnic Festival

Dec 7-15

International Balloning Festival

KTM/Pokhara

Hot Air Balloons from different parts of the world will be competiting in this event.

Sunrise Balloning Company

 

December 14 Monday

Safala Ekadasi   Fasting and offerings of pooja for accomplishment.

Hindus

 

December 16 Wednesday

Poush Sankranti   First day of the month Pousha. Visit temples and worship.  

December 18 Friday

Amawasya   Amawashya nights are the nights devotees go without eating.  

December 29 Tuesday

HM King's Birthday   Observed as a National Day. Cultural, social and developmental programmes held.

GOs and NGOs , throughout the Kingdom.

 

December

Bhimsen Puja All over Kingdom esp. Newar inhibited areas. Puja offered to Lord Bhimsen for the prosperity of business.  
  South East Asia Classic Car Ralley    

NICA

Date to be confirmed
  Wild Life Tourism

Annapurna Area

 

ACAP

 
  International Triathelone competition

Pokhara Baidam

 

Nepal Triathelone Association

Date to be confirmed
  Durbar Marga Street Festival

Durbar Marg

Durbar Marga Street festival

Durbar Marga Club and REBAN

Date to be confirmed
  Festival Pokhara

Pokhara

 

REBAN

HAN Pokhara Chapter
  Cultural programme

Annapurna Area

 

ACAP

Date to be confirmed

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