Holi commonly called ‘Fagu Purnima’ in Nepali marks the beginning of spring in Nepal. It is the festival of color, friendship, love, and fertility. With the vibrant blossoms of flowers in the mountain region, the
How is Holi celebrated?
Holi is celebrated by splattering the handful of colors over each other, throwing water and family get-together for the recipes such as Gujiya ( an authentic
Why is Holi Celebrated?
Holi signs the victory of
From then onwards, the Festival Holi is celebrated by throwing the colors with enjoyment. There is a public holiday on this occasion.
Colorful Ambience Inside Kathmandu
In Kathmandu, the festival begins with the raising of ceremonial poles at Kathmandu Durbar Square, nearby Thamel. Worshipping lights are placed on cow dung at the bottom of the pole by the devotees, thus the celebrations kick-off. The energetic crowds splash the colors regardless of a known friend or a relative screaming at you a ‘Happy Holi’, singing and dancing in a maximum volume possible which certainly induces goosebumps in anyone. We recommend you not to miss a Holi if you are in Nepal because the Holi inside Kathmandu would not let you down. It is completely a lifetime experience especially if you are from western countries.
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