Festivals and holidays in Nepal are an integral part of Nepalese way of life and their behavior. It is essentially based and revolves around the religious and cultural events that garner tremendous local participation. Nepal is primarily a Hindu country having diverse ethnic groups which means that the celebrations have variety and are fascinating to see. With hundreds of festivals throughout the year across Nepal, there is almost a festival every week, so there is always something to see.
Festivals also offer travellers a valuable opportunity to gain insight into various aspects of Nepalese culture. The religious festivals follow the lunar calendar, which national festivals have fixed dates. Dashain festival is the longest and considered to be the most important festival of Nepal. Dipawali (Tihar) brings same joy to Nepalese people. Other important festivals are Losar, Buddha Jayanti, Chhat Parba, X-mas, Ramadan and much more. Maha Shivaratri, Janai purnima (Rakhsya bandhan), Krishna Janmaasthami, Ram Nawami and so many festivals are of utmost important. We have mentioned all important ones that are significant and revered the most.
Be reminded that the ancient cultures have certain taboos in place, and for anyone visiting Nepal. It is essential to know what they are, to avoid embarrassment and offending the local people. Respect for the local cultures is important, and you should treat both the people and the land with care and respect. Some of which are deemed as below