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A colorful country

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Nepal is known as the country with the most festivals in the world. At any time of the year, you can meet colorful festivals when you go to Nepal. According to incomplete statistics, there are more than 300 large and small holidays in Nepal each year, which are generally related to religion.

January to February (Magh)
Magh Sankranti Festival People use bathing to celebrate the coldest month of winter, that is, the end of Magh month in Nepal. Tribeni Mela rallies will be held everywhere, and a large number of people will bathe in the Narayani River. There will also be celebrations at the Lidi market and the confluence of the Kaligandaki and Lidi rivers.
The Tibetan New Year (Losar) is mainly celebrated by Tibetans in Nepal, and the Sherpa also celebrates this festival. It starts in February and ends in the month of Magh or Falgun.

February-March (Falgun)
Shiva Festival (Maha Shivaratri) People celebrate Shiva’s birthday in all Shiva temples. The most important place of celebration is the Pashupatinath Temple. Thousands of ascetics gather here. There are ascetic monks in India. Later in Nepal, people will bathe in the holy water of the Bagmati River. The scene is magnificent.
Holi is one of the most famous festivals in Nepal. Just like Songkran in Thailand, people splash water to remind the cool season to come. The difference is that Holi in Nepal also splashes colorful paint on each other. So it is also called the Festival of Colors.
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