Category: festivals

Bhai Tika photo, 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 2018 Bhai Tika will be celebrated on November 9.

Note: photo by Leoniek Vaal

Woman with offerings in Bhaktapur

Woman with offerings in Bhaktapur heading for the huge pole and lingam during the Bisket Jatra festival.

Biska Jatra is an annual event in Bhaktapur, Thimi and Tokha and several other places in Nepal. The festival is celebrated on the same day as new year’s day according to the Bikram Sambat calendar (around April 14).