Festival date:- Nov-09-2015 to Nov-13-2015
Tihar is the second biggest festival after Dashain. It is the Festival of Lights, sweets and decorations.
On different days, people worship crows, dogs, cows and oxen with delicious food for their own important role in the society.
On night of Lakshmi Puja, houses are decorated & cleaned with lighting candles, oil lamps and other lights with the faith that Goddess Laxmi will enter the house that is bright and cleanest. Garlands are hung at the doors and windows and lamps are lit to invite wealth god Laxmi into the homes, shops and workplaces.
On Bhaitika, the last day of the festival, this day sister’s worship to their brothers for their long life to preserve the lives of his sisters and brothers in return gift them with valuable goods.
Dashain is the one of the longest and most favorite festival of Nepal. Skyes of Kathmandu filled with kites & swings are set on the grounds everywhere for children and grownups alike. Animals like goats, buffaloes, ducks and chickens are sacriﬁced to the goddess Durga on Kal Ratri to observe her victory. Following day, on Nawami, some peoples clean their vehicles and sacriﬁce animals or eggs for safe journey throughout the year.
The next day (10th day of this festival) is Dashami (Tika), people dress up well and visit elders to receive large red tikas on their foreheads. In the next days of Dashain, families and friends come together, gifts are exchanged & blessings are imparted on this festival.
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Places to Observe: All over the country during the festival.
Festival date: 13-Nov-2015 to 27-Nov-2015