Maghe Shakranti different moods and modes of celebrations

Maghe Shakranti is celebrated in various ways in different parts of Nepal. By default, it is about eating various delicacies and enjoying the day in the best way possible. Here are some of the highlights of this year’s celebrations.

The following dance party organized to mark Maghe Shakranti is in full swing (photo credits Dilli Limbu):


In the following photo a huge crowd in Taruka, Nuwakot is waiting to witness a bull fight (Photo credits – Janak Raj Bhatta).


Although bull fight, popular in France is reticulated for brutality and inhuman killing of bulls, the Nepali version of bullfight doesn’t involve any blood-shed and is fun for people. People from all over Nepal (specially from Kathmandu) come to enjoy the event.

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Himani Trust's Dance Party in Soltae Hotel

Himani Trust, an organization established in Himani Shah’s name organized a fund raising dance party in Soltae Hotel in Kathmandu on November 26, 2011. In the party, members of former royal family including ex-king Gynendra Shah and ex-queen Komal Shah also participated in the party.


The dance party started at 6 PM and lasted till midnight. The Trust had set an entry fee of Rs. 5,000 for an individual and Rs. 7,000 for a couple. The dance party organized by ex-royals in the 5-star hotel
had a strict dress code of black or red.