Category Archives: Festivals

My Tihar ‘staycation’

In the blink of an eye almost another month has flown by since my last post and as ever it’s been action packed. There are therefore a whole backlog of posts I owe you all but I’ve decided to post them progressing

My Tihar ‘staycation’

In the blink of an eye almost another month has flown by since my last post and as ever it’s been action packed. There are therefore a whole backlog of posts I owe you all but I’ve decided to post them progressing

Back to Kathmandu for round 2

On August 18th, after a wonderful few weeks back in the UK relaxing with family and friends, I landed back in Kathmandu to commence my second year as a VSO volunteer. As I met to formally finish my placement with

Back to Kathmandu for round 2

On August 18th, after a wonderful few weeks back in the UK relaxing with family and friends, I landed back in Kathmandu to commence my second year as a VSO volunteer. As I met to formally finish my placement with

Holi Holi Holi!

Yup, time for another festival… March 5th was the date for Holi in Kathmandu; Holi “is a spring festival, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love” and a festival of colours indeed it is! Here’s my

Holi Holi Holi!

Yup, time for another festival… March 5th was the date for Holi in Kathmandu; Holi “is a spring festival, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love” and a festival of colours indeed it is! Here’s my

Festival # I’ve lost count… Shivaratri

On February 17th it was time for another major festival, although to be perfectly honest I have lost count of the number even just since I arrived in Nepal so Shivaratri is number…? “Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence

Festival # I’ve lost count… Shivaratri

On February 17th it was time for another major festival, although to be perfectly honest I have lost count of the number even just since I arrived in Nepal so Shivaratri is number…? “Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence

My first Christmas & New Year in Nepal

Well I knew Christmas in Nepal would be a little bit different, as a mostly Hindu, followed next by Buddhist country Christmas is not really celebrated. However, luckily for me a few year’s ago Christmas Day was designated as a

My first Christmas & New Year in Nepal

Well I knew Christmas in Nepal would be a little bit different, as a mostly Hindu, followed next by Buddhist country Christmas is not really celebrated. However, luckily for me a few year’s ago Christmas Day was designated as a

STAR Competition

Earlier this year I nominated 8 members of my friends and family to enter a STAR competition – in truth they had no choice, but luckily were all up for the challenge! They were each sent one plain, white hanging

STAR Competition

Earlier this year I nominated 8 members of my friends and family to enter a STAR competition – in truth they had no choice, but luckily were all up for the challenge! They were each sent one plain, white hanging

Around Tusal

During the Tihar festival, the day after the evening of Lakshmi Puja I spent a lovely day hiking around the valley and hills around Tusal with my host. And owing to popular demand I’ve attempted to get a few more

Around Tusal

During the Tihar festival, the day after the evening of Lakshmi Puja I spent a lovely day hiking around the valley and hills around Tusal with my host. And owing to popular demand I’ve attempted to get a few more