Nepal, a country rich in culture and traditions, celebrates its new year, known as Nepali New Year, with great enthusiasm and joy. The Nepali New Year, also known as “Bikram Sambat,” is celebrated on the first day of the Bikram Sambat calendar, which usually falls in mid-April. In the year 2080, the Nepali New Year falls on April 14.
The Nepali New Year is a time when people come together to celebrate and welcome the new year with hope, happiness, and prosperity. The festival is celebrated across Nepal, and it is a time for families to gather, enjoy good food, and exchange gifts. People wear new clothes, decorate their homes with colorful flowers, and put up festive lights.
One of the main features of the Nepali New Year is the Bisket Jatra festival, which is celebrated in Bhaktapur, a historic city in the Kathmandu Valley. The festival is a week-long celebration, and it begins four days before the Nepali New Year. During the festival, a chariot is pulled through the streets of Bhaktapur, and people celebrate with music, dancing, and feasting. The highlight of the festival is when the chariot is pulled to a particular spot, and a pole is erected. The first person to climb to the top of the pole and retrieve a flag is considered the winner of the competition.
Another important tradition during the Nepali New Year is the exchange of gifts. Families and friends give each other gifts as a sign of goodwill and love. People also visit temples and offer prayers for a prosperous and happy new year. The temples are decorated with flowers and lights, and people perform traditional dances and music.
The Nepali New Year is also a time for reflection and introspection. People take this time to review the past year and set goals for the coming year. It is a time to make new resolutions and to work towards achieving them.
In conclusion, the Nepali New Year is a significant event in the Nepalese calendar, and it is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm. It is a time for families to come together, for communities to celebrate, and for individuals to reflect on their past and plan for their future. As Nepal welcomes the new year 2080, let us all join in the celebrations and wish each other a happy and prosperous year ahead.