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Holi Festival of Phagu Poornima

Holi festival, or the Phagu Poornima, is the festival of colours. It gets celebrated for eight days just before the full moon of the month of Phalgun; townspeople indulge in throwing powdered pigments at each other. The festival of colour gets heralded by raising a wooden pole, known as Chir, adorned with colourful streamers beside the old royal palace at Basantapur. The Holi festival gets organized under the supervision of the Guthi office, the Religious Endowments of Government, and celebrated with joy and delight all over the country. It gets terminated with the burning of the pole on the night preceding the Phalgun full moon.

In the Newari Buddhist communities of Kathmandu, there are different beliefs and practices in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. In Kathmandu, it is known as ‘Guhuru Nyayekegu’. On this day, the devotees take part in the chariot procession of the statue of Chakramanshila around Thamel, Indrachowk, Banggemuda and back to the Temple. On occasion, they display and take on procession the precious-four-books of Pragyaparamita written by Maha Manjushree, in gold and silver, while spending some time in Bikramshila Mahabihar in Thamel. In Bhaktapur, it gets celebrated as the holy sexual act of Bimsen and Droupati. In some places, the Holi gets celebrated relating to Hindu God Krishna, and in some with the Prahalad. In general, it is a colourful festival celebrated by all ages and religions at the beginning of springtime. Consider coinciding one of your trips to Nepal to enjoy the atmosphere.

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it is a colourful festival celebrated by all ages and religions at the beginning of springtime”