This year Nepal Sambat has been recognized by Nepal Government. It is big news for the Kathmandu Valley Newars; they have been celebrating this day every year and raising the voice to get official recognization from the government. Here I have tried to capture some wonderful moments how people celebrated this Nepal Sambat New Year 1129 at Basantapur.
I saw some tourist celebrating this festive time with local nears too and some watching it in exciting way. I read in someone’s blog who has visited Nepal saying that Nepal celebrates so many new years. Yeah I think we’re rich in culture and so many ethnic group lives with their own identity and they all have their own New Year.
Some new year we celebrate is
Bikram Sambat – North Indian calendar named after King Bikramaditya. It was adopted by the Shah Kings
Nepal Sambat – Celebrated by the Newars, it is celebrated on the day of Maah Pooja fourth day of tihar. It is said that on this day, a newar Business man Shanka Dhar Sakhwa paid all the debt on behalf of the people of Kathmandu Valley, so the newar started celebrating it as a new life for them. So every year they started celebrating it as a new year.
Loshar – Tibetans, Gurung and Tamang have their own loshar as New Year
International Calendar – January first, this is a new year I think whole world celebrates.
Welcome gate at Basantapur
Happy New Year Guys
Yeah, how do I look with these beautiful ladies
Photographer rocks the world
Hey guys, don’t look at me this way, I am blushing
Hahaha, we are having fun in this rally
hahaha, it’s fun to be around, so many guys watching me