Tibet and Nepal Travels

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Tibet and Nepal Travels

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Nepal is known as the "state of festivals". There is a festival almost every few days, sometimes even one festival after another. There are so many festivals that are rare in the world. There are more than 300 national festivals in Nepal. Few countries in the world, like Nepal, stop daily work for festivals. Nepalese spend almost one-third of their time preparing for festivals every year. Most of Nepal’s festivals originate from the worship of various gods. The government has more than 50 holidays. Any tourist can experience Nepal’s religious culture and traditional customs by participating in different festivals.

Tihar is also translated as Deepavali, Lantern Festival, or Hanukkah. The festival lasts for five days and is held every year on the 15th full moon day in the eighth month of the Indian calendar (Scorpio Palace) (that is, late October or early November in the Gregorian calendar). The Nepali Tihar begins on August 15th of each year in the Nepali calendar.

This festival is a festival celebrated by Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism to "drive away from the darkness with light and defeat evil with goodness". Later, Hanukkah in India was also regarded as a celebration of "inner light", and some Buddhist believers also celebrated this festival. In India, Varanasi is the main city to celebrate this festival.

In Nepal, Tihar is the second largest festival after Dashain.

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