January 25, 2018

15 January (01 Magh): Maghe Sankranti

                  Maghe Sankranti, also known as Makkar Sankranti, marks the end of the religiously  inauspicious month of Poush, and the beginning of the very auspicious month of Magh. While it is celebrated on the date of the wint...

January 16, 2018

Shortly after Christmas students from St Ignatius College, Riverview, in Sydney, Australia, traveled to Nepal for three week long immersion program. They volunteered with Mother Theresa's Missionaries of Charities, visited important cultural and religious sites, and th...

April 10, 2017

Sunday, April 9th, was Mahavir Jayanti, or Mahavir Janma Kalyanak, which celebrates the birth of Vardhamana Mahavir --  the Jina (“Conqueror”).

Mahavir was an elder contemporary of the Buddha and founded a religious tradition – Jainism – with many similarities to Buddhi...

October 1, 2016

Saturday, October 1st, marked the beginning of Bada Dashain, Nepal’s most important Hindu festival. Lasting a total of 15 days, it is also known as Dashara, Navaratri & Durga Puja.

01 October, Saturday: Ghatasthapana (Navaratri Arambha, Beginning of the Nine Nights)

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September 4, 2016

NEPAL FESTIVALS September 2016  

The end of the monsoon marks the beginning of the festival season here in the Kathmandu Valley.  Newars, both Buddhist and Hindu, celebrate a series religious holidays. From time to time we will share some news of major holidays, so that...

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