Three festivals all in one auspicious day

The day July 27, 2017 is a unique and auspicious day in Hindu community. It is a unique day when three different festivals fall under one day. The festivals that fell on the single auspicious day are: Nag Panchami, Janai Purnima and Rishi Panchami. This day is also observed in Kathmandu valley and whole of Nepal as well. The day is marked as a public holiday.

The festivals on this auspicious day are:

  • Nag Panchami,
  • Janai Purnima and
  • Kwati Punhi (Kwati Purnima)

Nag Panchami

Women worshiping during auspicious day of Naag Panchami
Naag Panchami. Image © Wikipedia

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2017 – International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The United Nations (UN) declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. This is an opportunity to recognize that tourism is important in fostering better understanding among people.

International travel will lead to awareness of other civilizations. This, according to the UN, will result to mutual appreciation with other countries and contribute to peace and security.

Sustainable tourism for rural Nepal
Children in rural Nepal

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