Somewhere in Late September to early October people of Nepal indulge in the biggest festival of the year- Bijaya Dashami. Throughout Nepal, people of all caste and creed come together to celebrate this 15-day long festival with much pomp and show. Dashain celebrates the victory of good over evil. Legend has it that Goddess Durga killed the terrible demon Mahisasur and freed the earth from evil. The markets are filled with shoppers buying new clothes, gifts and luxuries. All the houses are cleaned and painted and relatives are invited to the celebration. Thousands of sheep, goats and water buffaloes are sacrificed as an offering to the goddess and every family feasts and celebrate with great joy and pride. On the final day, youngsters take ‘tika’, ‘jamara’ and blessings from their elders. Tourists visiting Nepal during this period will get to live and experience one of the major Nepali festivals. Experience this wonderful festival with our Kathmandu Heritage sites Tour.