Nepal is a multi ethnic, multicultural and multilingual country. Nepal is a secular state with equality and freedom in religion. Hence, Hindu, Buddhists , Christians, Islams, and many other religious group live together in peace and harmony within a small country. Nepal has no record of blood shed in the name of religion. Thus, this is the best example of religious tolerance. Nepal has a long history of more than 1500 years and monuments of centuries ago are still in existence today. UNESCO World heritage Site has listed 4 sites of Nepal which are Kathmandu Valley, Lumbini, Chitwan National Park and Sagarmatha National Park. Nepal is famous as country of festivals, so almost every day there is a festival or a special event celebrated.
Nepalese are renowned as brave Gorkhali and are loved by people around the world due to their simplicity, honesty and innocence. No matter is a brave army who gives his life for nation or those Sherpas who risk their life to guide mountaineers, they always are honest and dedicated in what they do. However, these days due to political issues, many problems are growing in the country and some Nepalese have involved in not so good works.
After a brief description of Nepal and Nepalese, now let's see what are the major events and festivals of Nepal:
Dashain- National Festival dedicated to Goddess Durga
Tihar- Festival of Lights
Holi- Festival of Colors
Buddha Jayanti- Birthday of Lord Buddha
Maha Shivrartri- Birthday of Lord Shiva
Teej- Festival of Women
Maghe Sankranti- New year of Tharu people
Loshar- New Year of Tamang, Sherpa, Lama, Gurung
Mani Rimdu- Birthday of Guru Rimpoche
Tiji- A Himalayan Festival