Calendar of Festivals, Events & Activities of
March & April

DATE

EVENTS

PLACE

DESCRIPTION

ORGANISATION/CONT.ADD

REMARKS

March

Classical Nepalese Dance and Music

Pagoda Hall, Bajra Hotel

Classical charya and other yogini dance

Bajra Hotel

March - April

March

The Great Kathmandu Rickshaw Race

Durbar Marga/KTM

 

Aries Advertising

 

March

Kathamandu Drama Ensemble

Studio 7, Bajra Hotel

Drama shows

Bajra Hotel

Fri-Sat-Sun throughout March - April

March 1-7

International Tiger Conservation Conference

Chitwan National Park

World famous cat specialist and other tiger lover will be gathered at Chitwan National Park to talk on conservation of Tiger habitat & population

WWF / DNP / KMTNC/ IUCN

 

March 1-7

Tharu Week

Chitwan Sauraha

A week long Tharu cultural festival exhibiting craft shows, traditional music, and organising bear, monkey dance, traditional games, buffalo race,etc.

Sauraha Hotel & Tourism Dev. Com.

 

March 1 - 7

Yoga, Meditation & Art of Natural Life

Gosaikunda

Local peoples(50-200) participation in Yoga, Meditation & Art of Natural Life.

Nepal Yoga & Nature Cure Association, Biratnagar, Nepal.

The same programme will be organised again from March 20 - 26.

March 6 - 12

Chirosthan Holi Arambha (Festival of Colours)

All over the Kingdom

Festival of colours begins. Marked by throwing of vermillion and other colours on relatives and acquintances. National festival

March 10-15

Rock Climbing Training   20 School Students will take part

NMA

place to be confirmed

March 12 Thursday

Holi Festival   Special event of festival of colours marked by throwing of vermillion and other lively colours on relatives and friends.

HAN

 

March 13-26

International Paragliding & Hang Gliding Compitition

Langtang

 

Para Gliding Pvt. Ltd.

 

March 15 Sunday

Exhibition of Medicinal Plants & Ayurveda Literature Books

Thamel, KTM

Exhibition Cum Sales

Ayurveda Health & Research Centre, KTM

Continue upto 15-05-1998.

March 16-21

Rock Climbing

20 Campus

Students will participate

NMA

 

Mar 27 Friday

Ghoda Jatra

KTM Tundikhel

Horse race, cycle race, Newari religious procession at Bhadrakali temple.  

Mar 30- Apr 10

Everest Cleaning

Solukhumbu

Reputed Climbers (National & International) will participate for cleaning expedition

NMA

 

March-April

Tourism Exhibitions    

NATA

Date to be confirmed

April 1-7

Yoga, Meditation & Art of Natural Life

Lukla

Local peoples(50-200) participation in Yoga, Meditation & Art of Natural Life.

Nepal Yoga & Nature Cure Association, Biratnagar, Nepal.

The same programme will be organised again from April 20 - 26.

April 4 Saturday

Chaitra Dasain

All over the Kingdom

Important National festival celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists. National Festival

April 4 Saturday

Seto Machendranath Jatra

KTM

Most interesting chariot festival depicted for god of grain Ethnic Festival

April 5 Sunday

Ram Nawami

All over the Kingdom.

Observed as a sacred day on which Lord Rama 'incarnated on this earth to do away with the evils. Devotees keep fasting and worship Lord Rama. National Festival

April 10 Friday

Dya Kwahan Bijyaylgoo

Bhaktapur

Chariot pulling of god Bhairava and also starting day of Bisket Festival.  

April 11 Saturday

Baisakh Purnima Balaju Mela

Balaju KTM

Fair in Balaju. People take bath in the natural water which sprouts through twenty two artistically designed traditional taps.

April 13, Monday

Yoshing Thanagoo

Bhaktapur

A tall wooden pole decorated with flowers and flag pull up to make it erect to commemorate the Nepalese New Year's Day.

April 13 Monday

International Ladies Motorbike Rally Competition

KTM/Sundarijal

 

Sports Dev. Nepal

 

April 13 Monday

Sapan Tritha Mela

Shivapuri Mountains / KTM

Pilgrims walk all throughthe night to take holy bath in the healing waters. Singing, dancing & praying for renewal of life and health.

April 14 Tuesday

Nepali New Year's Day

All over the Kingdom

Nepalese New Year's Day. (Bikram Sambat 2055- celebrated with pomp & grandeur) . Religious processions in Bhaktapur-organise fair.

April 14-21

International Himalayan Book Exhibition

Thamel KTM

Antique Books Exhibition

Tiwari Pilgrim Book House

 

April 17 Friday

Dya Swagan Biyegu

Bhaktapur

Religious processions by the colourfull ladies of Bhaktapur accompanied by Bhajan troop.  

April 19-25

International Kayaking Championship

Karnali

 

Sport Dev. Nepal

 

April 23 Thursday

Amako Mukh Herne- Mother's Day

Hindus & Buddhists of the Kingdom, esp. Ktm.

Mother's Day . Mothers receive special sweets from their sons and daughters.  

April 29 Wednesday

Achyatritiya

Religious sites and holy places

Perform charitable acts like giving away of umbrellas, fans, cots to poor Brahmins. 'Sraddha' observed. Also known as Parshuram Jayanti.

Courtesy: Visit Nepal'98 Secretariat, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation
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