Nepal is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country. There are Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Christians, Kiratis, Sikhs etc who live in complete harmony and intercultural friendships. Each ethnic community has their unique cultural standards and festivals they follow and observe. Nepal is occupied with these colorful festivals throughout the year.
Perhaps the best thing about Nepal is that the people here jubilantly celebrate and take part in cross cultural festivals regardless of the sect or religion one belongs to. For instance, you can see Hindus getting involved in Buddhist festivals and Muslim in Hindus’ celebration.
However, the majority of the population in Nepal (almost 80%) is Hindus. Therefore the biggest festivals in Nepal are considered to be Dashain, Dipawali, Shiva Ratri and Holi, which are chiefly celebrated by the Hindus. Then there is Lhosar of Buddhists, Eid of Muslims, Christmas of Christians, Sakela of Kirat and so on.
Ever since Nepal became a secular Federal Democratic Republic, there is a sense of appreciation, acknowledgement and ownership of each others rich culture and heritage.
Our festival tours will allow you a unique window to observe, celebrate and be part of these lively festivals and understand local culture. Come be a part of Nepal’s cultural and religious festivals.