Category: Tihar Festival

rangoli laxmi pujaTihar festival is a Nepalese festival which lasts for 5 days and is celebrated in the month Kartik (October/November). Tihar is the most celebrated festival after Dashain. It is also known as Diwali (or Deepavali) or the festival of lights. On the eve of Laxmi Puja candles/lights are lit both inside and outside the houses.
The next day is also Nepal Sambat (Newari New Year) and the last day is Bhai Tika, which is celebrated to worship brothers for their long life.

In 2017 Tihar will be celebrated from October 17 (Kag Puja) till October 21 (Bhai Tika)
Other dates:
Kukur Puja – October 18
Gaj Puja / Laxmi Puja – October 19
Goru Puja, Mha Puja and Nepal Sambat (Newari New Year) – October 20

Below you’ll find more Tihar related photos.

Bhai Tika, Tihar Festival, Nepal

Photo of a little girl giving the Bhai Tika to her brother during Tihar festival, both children being helped by family members.

Bhai Tika

Tihar festival is the second largest festival of Nepal. The Bhai Tika consists of seven colors all having different meanings and connotations, but the main purpose of giving the tika is to extend the longevity and prosperity of one’s brothers.
In 2017 Bhai Tika will be celebrated on October 21.

Note: photo by Leoniek Vaal