Gai Jatra Cow Festival Today (Watch in 10 Photos)
Kathmandu – Gai Jatra means a festival of the cow is a most important festival of Nepal, a Majorly Newar community in Kathmandu valley, as well as some places in out of the valley, celebrates this festival to commemorate the dead in the last year. It is a traditional festival for Newars and prevails in the three ancient cities in Nepal, namely, Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. The details of the celebration may be different, but the core of the festival of cows is exactly the same. This Festival often falls in Nepali Month Bhadra (Aug.-Sep. in Solar Calendar) for 8 days. In this festival, you’ll have the chance to experience Nepali traditional singing, stick dancing, unique comedy, etc.
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See these photos, which have happened around Kirtipur Kathmandu.
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