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Festivals in Kathmandu

5 festivals in Kathmandu

Festivals in Kathmandu
Hanuman Dhoka
We are in Durbar Square, close to the resort of Hanuman Dhoka Palace in the center of the lovely city of Kathmandu. Our contemplation of the great structures of the palace establishment was interrupted by a mass that made its appearance on one side of the square. Hundreds of people surrounding a group of dancers, dressed in costumes and masks, dancing wildly. The color and clamor are incredible. In a prominent place in the Plaza there was a golden mask which belongs to Bhairab, a representation of Shiva and whose feet are where animal sacrifices are made. We were interested to know the reasons for that conclusion and to our surprise it is the celebration of Indra Jatra, one of the oldest and most colorful festivals celebrated in Nepal and have place between the months of September and October. During the 8 days of the revelry in the streets of Kathmandu are stained red by the many sacrifices of roosters, goats, ducks and buffalo that are made, the city is filled with music and rhythm as unrelieved parades and traditional dances, the joy fills the minds of Hindus and Buddhists that once a year they forget their differences and embrace while sipping beer that comes from the mouth of Bhairab. If you do not mind people pushing, then its a good place to go and it is your party.
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