It is said, Nepal has more festivals than days! Well known for their traditional colorful festivals, it is an absolutely must to visit one of their festivals. These are the most special festivals in Kathmandu:
|Basant Panchami||15-Feb||Spring festival in Durbar Square|
|Sarawati Pja||15-Feb||Celebrate the birthday of Saraswati, which is the Goddess of Learning.|
|Holi||26-Mar||Youth are throwing colored powder and water on each other.|
|Chait Dasain||21-Apr||The army’s top-ranking officers gather at the Durbar Square, for the offering of several buffalo and goats.|
|Teej||13-May||Important festival for women, married women visits male relatives and unmarried women pray for their future husbands|
|Buddha Purima||25-May||Celebrating the birthday of Gautama Buddha, which was a spiritual teacher for Buddhism (also known for Siddhartha).|
|Gaaijatra||3-Aug||The festival of cows, celebrated by the Newar community. People remembers the death of people during the year.|
|Indra Jatra||16-23 September||Lord Indra is the God of the rain and the king of heaven. It is celebrated by both Hindus and Buddhists. The festival takes for 8 days. Most people gather at the Hanuman Dhoka in Kathmandu.|
|Dashain||11-15 October||It is the festival of the victory and it is celebrated in the entire Nepal. Locals visit their native place and families.|
|Himalayan Blues Festival||21-23 November||The best music festival in Kathmandu.|
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