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 2020 Tihar will be celebrated from November 13 (Kag Puja) till November 17 (Bhai Tika)
Other dates:
Kukur Puja – November 14
Gaj Puja / Laxmi Puja – November 15
Govardhan Puja, Mha Puja – November 16
Nepal Sambat (Newari New Year 1141) + Bhai Tika – November 17

Below you’ll find more Tihar related photos.

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