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Tihar/Deepawali Festival

Tihar/Deepawali Festival

Tihar is a five-day-long Hindu festival celebrated in Nepal. It is also called Yamapanchaka or Deepawali, the festival of light. Tihar falls on Trayodashi of Kartik to Kartik shukla dwitiya(late autumn) every year soon after Dashain. The significance of observing Tihar is- showing respect not only to human beings and gods but also to animals that help us in many ways to sustain our lives.

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Dashain – Biggest festival of Nepal

Dashain – Biggest festival of Nepal

Vijayadashami or Dashain is the biggest festival of the year in Nepal. It falls in September or October and is observed by Hindu and non-Hindu Nepalese around the globe. The 10th day of Dashain is Vijayadashami, literally means ?the victory over evils?. On the occasion, elders put Tika and Jamara on the forehead of younger members of the family.

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