Festival Calender 2019

January

  • 15 Jan - Makar Sankranti : festival dedicated to the deity Surya (Sun), festival of harvest and welcome longer days
  • 21 Jan - Shree Swasthani Brata Katha : a Hindu tale recited everyday for a month, this month-longed festival is marked by fasting especially by women including few men for entire month for sake of family welfare and for getting good husband or wife

February

  • 10 Feb - Saraswati Puja and Basanta Panchami

March

  • 04 Mar - Maha Shivaratri : one of the major festival, worship Lord Shiva
  • 20 Mar - Holi : Festival of Colour, Love and Spring

April

  • 05 Apr - Ghode Jatra : a grand horse parade takes place at Tundikhel, central point of the city
  • 13 Apr - Ram Nawami : celebrate the arrival of god Rama by fasting and reading passages about Rama's life
  • 14 Apr - Nepali New Year and Bisket Jatra

May

  • 04 May - Mother's Day
  • 08 May - Machinndranath Jatra / Chariot pulling festival
  • 18 May - Buddha Jayanti

June

  • 06 June - Eid Ul Fitr
  • 30 June - National Paddy Day and Dahi Chiura eating Day

July

  • 16 July - Teacher's Day
  • 29 July - World Tiger's Day

August

  • 05 Aug - Naag Panchami
  • 15 Aug - Janai Purnima
  • 16 Aug - Gai Jatra
  • 23 Aug - Shree Krishna Janmahastami

September

  • 02 Sept - Haritalika Teej
  • 13 Sept - Indra Jatra
  • 29 Sept to 8 Oct - Dashain Festival

October

  • 25 Oct to 29 Oct - Tihar Festival

November

  • 12 Nov - Chattha Parba

December

  • 12 Dec - Yomari Punhi and Udhauli Parba
  • 25 Dec - Christmas