Dashain and Tihar are two great festivals; celebrated in Nepal. Blessing, harmony, peace and fun are bestowed in these two auspicious occasions all over the country. 10 days long prayers had been already finished yesterday with the final grand ceremony where all the people celebrated great Dashami with tika, jamara and blessings from the elder.
Both the festival marks the happiness and end of the yearly harvest. People are free from all the harvesting and it’s time to celebrate their hard work and good harvest. Tihar is festival of lights, flower and fruits. It symbolizes the bond between nature, animal and characterizes the beautiful and strong bond between brothers and sisters. It is also marked as festival of brothers and sisters. I love Tihar festival more than Dashain as this is the festival where there is no practice of animal sacrifices. Lots of flowers and lights are used to decorate the houses and street all over the country. Both these festival has cultural and religious values. I can say proudly that our country is indeed rich with culture where we are taught to love and protect fauna and flora. We are taught to love and beloved. I would like to wish all the people happy Dashain and Tihar 2068. May our country be blessed with “Goddess Durga” and may peace and prosperity prevail our country and countrymen.