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Festivals in Nepal Tibet Bhutan

Major Festivals

Festivals in Nepal are colourful and joyous events where people from all walks of life join in to celebrate the occasion. Nepal is made up of 131 different ethnic groups having their own languages, customs and traditions. As majority of the Nepalese are Hindus, the country’s major festivals are mostly dedicated to Hindu deities.  Dashain, Tihar, Holi, Buddha Jayanti etc. are some of the major festivals celebrated all over Nepal.   The Bhutanese are known to use the Gross National Happiness Index to measure their country’s prosperity. For the Bhutanese, inner happiness and contentment matter more than material wealth or power. In a country that aims at increas...

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Paro Tshechu

Paro Tshechu, a festival dedicated to Guru Rinpoche, is considered as a major attraction.  People come from far and near to participate in the festivity. On the last day of the festival, a gigantic thangkha (embroidered painting) is displayed to the public. These paintings are impressive examples of Buddhist art and never fail to amaze people. They are considered so sacred that simply seeing them cleanses one’s soul. It is believed that participating in the festivities will bring happiness in one’s life.  Paro Tschechu:  17 March to 21 March 2019 ...

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