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Celebrating big in Nepal…The Dashain Festival

We happen to be here in Nepal during Dashain Festival, one of the biggest and most important ten day celebrations of the Hindu culture.    2.7 million people have driven to Kathmandu to celebrate with flowers, colors, and blessings, by flying kites, feasting on food, shopping, visiting family, and giving gifts.  There will be ten days of festivity in the courtyards of the palaces for all to celebrate.  No wonder the traffic has been so crazy!

Dashain Festival in Patan Durbar Square

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Village People…the Tharu Tribe

The Chitwan National Park is located next to the village of the Tharu Tribe.  Nepal is actually made up of over 40 different ethnic groups and tribes, speaking 123 languages.  This tribe has lived in this area for hundreds of years, calling themselves the people of the forest.

Ox cart ride

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Life and death…

Our journey this morning takes us to the ancient city of Bhaktapur, another UNESCO World heritage site of palaces, temples, statues and squares.  Built in the 14th century, these amazing palaces of the royalty show off amazing wood carved windows and moldings for pagodas, and for the palace itself.

Palace and pagoda

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