Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bhai Tika – Sister and brother day in Nepal

This morning we were priviledgded to witness the observance of Bhai Tika by our neighbors down stairs.Bhai tika is the last day of Diwali celebrations in Nepal. The day is also refeered to as Bhai Tihar. Bhai means brother while Tika … Continue reading

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Laxmi Puja as marked during Tihar in Nepal

This week marked the celebration on Tihar and Deepwali in Nepal. Tihar is celebrated for five days with each day having a different meaning. Yesterday was day three better known as  Laxmi Puja,a day to celebrate the goddess of wealth. Here are some … Continue reading

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Jazzmandu in Nepal

So last evening, my friend and i had a chance to attend Jazzmandu. Jazzmandu stands for the Kathmandu Jazz Festival. This is an annual Jazz event which began in 2002 aimed at celebrating Jazz music as well as nurturing Jazz artists by bringing … Continue reading

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The festival of Tihar in Nepal

This week marks the celebration of Tihar in Nepal. The festival takes five days and everyday is marked differently. Worship/blessing is marked by placing Tikka on the forehead. Day one –  the day of the Crow Day two – today- … Continue reading

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Ugali is to Kenyans what Daal Bhat is to Nepalese

About a mouth ago I posted this question to my friends under the FK programme –“What unique lessons have you learnt from you host countries in the last six months? “ The truth is I expected some deep and philosophical … Continue reading

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Weddings in Nigeria

This is a second article in a series of articles about Africa. The article has been written following numerous  requests on more about African culture  from my blog followersin Nepal. This article was written by Udoka a law student from Nigeria. The first article was … Continue reading

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A NOMA weekend in Nepal….

How was your weekend? Well mine was a Noma weekend. In Kenya , that means my weekend was great ! The word Noma is slang for good or great depending on the context. However in this case it literally means … Continue reading

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