Festival is not just a tradition, it is a way of life in Nepal.
Nepal has more festivals than the number of days in a year. A festival is always a meaningful and memorable event in the life of Nepalese people. Every festival has some purpose to serve. From bringing in the rain to honoring the dead or averting calamities, every festival has something spiritual about it. Festival is a way of life in Nepal. With the number of festivals that Nepal has, it is one of the best ways to understand and appreciate the Nepalese ways of life. For the Nepalese the festival cycle is not a tradition but a guide to what to do and when. The festival marks the appropriate seasonal activity, the annual chores, the weather patterns.
Nepal follows it’s own calendar which is known as B.S. (Bikram Sambadh). Just as any other calendar has, Nepali calendar have 12 months starting from Baisakh, Jestha, Ashad, Srawan, Bhadra, Ashwin, Kartik, Mangsir, Poush, Margh, Falghun and Chaitra. Below is a table that show when these months falls according to English calendar followed by a festival calendar. To visit Nepal, one should always coincide with one of these festivals to witness not just the natural beauty but culturally too.
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