Dashain 2016 has already started on October 1, 2016. Although the schools and colleges have already closed for the festivals, the job holders have to wait a couple of days, until Friday for the holidays to start. Saturday – October 8 is Fulpati the seventh day of Dashain. After Fulpati, most of the offices will be closed till October 12, the last day of Dashain.
Being the biggest festival with longest holidays, Dashain is one of the most important festivals in Nepal. One of the most important aspect of the festival is swinging in different types of swings. Another important part is food and fighting kites (in Kathmandu). People make Dashain plans quite ahead of the festival. As an example, I have prepared a report on the plans of Nepali actresses Karishma Manandhar, Jharana Thapa, Sanchita Luitel, Neeta Dhungana, Rajani KC, Anu Shah and Mahima Silwal.
I had also prepared a ‘Happy Dashain’ video for you guys, my readers and video viewers:
Some of the Nepali celebrities go to foreign countries to entertain the Nepali who couldn’t return back to Nepal for various reasons:
Ex-King Gyanendra Shah has also actively participated in worshiping the goddess Durga in various temples in Kathmandu. A video report:
In Dashain people purchase new clothes, other needs, and they enjoy shopping. As an example, I had prepared a report of Miss Nepal 2002 Malvika Subba’s this year’s Dashain purchase – a car.
And a friend, Arakshya Ghimire has read the popular poem by Lekhnath Poudel:
And, I also remembered the last year’s Dashain festival. I had compiled the top 5 celebrity events of last year’s Dashain:
Happy Dashain! I wish you have a memorable Dashain this year.