People of Nepal: Festival Time

Hinduism is the largest religion in Nepal. In almost every week that I lived here, there was a festival or occasion of some sort.

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The largest was Teej for which we organised a dance competition with several local schools.

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Women celebrate Teej by dressing in red and dancing. Girls young enough to still be in school fast in order to get a good husband in the future. Older women abstain even from water in the belief that it helps their husband’s health. Our host mum valiantly fasted for over 24 hours whilst also cooking us and her husband two rounds of daal bhaat (rice and lentils) a day. It’s not a lie when they say the women in Nepal are strong.

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