Sign in with Facebook   |  Login   |   Create Account

    SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS

    Dashain and Tihar Nite 2012

    Dashain and Tihar Nite 2012 Image gallery

    Presented by Helping Nepal International and Nepalese Student Organizaion at Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom

    October 20, 2012

    Add Review/Comment
    Comment on Facebook

    Nepal is not just land of mountains. It is also the land of festivals. The best part about the festivals in Nepal is that all the events are celebrated with the same enthusiasm and galore the way it used to be hundreds of years ago when people had no other means of entertainment. Dashain is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese of all caste and creed throughout the country. In preparation for Dashain every home is cleansed and beautifully decorated, painted as an invitation to the mother goddess, so that she may visit and bless the house with good fortune. During this time the reunion of distant and nearby relatives occur in every household. The market is filled with shoppers seeking new clothing, gifts, luxuries and enormous supplies of temple offering for the gods, as well as foodstuffs for the family feasting. Thousands of sheep, goats, ducks, chicken and water buffalo are prepared for the great slaughter. All types of organizations are closed for ten to fifteen days. Laborers are almost impossible to find; from the poor to the rich, all enjoy the festive mood. Anywhere you go the aroma of 'Vijaya Dashami' is found.Tihar is the festival of lights that falls between October/November. It is the second biggest festival after Dashain. During the five days, crows, dogs and cows are worshipped and honored with vermilion, garland and delicious food for what they have done in the lives of humans. Crows are regarded as the messenger that brought news even during the times when there were no postmen and no postal services. Dogs are the most obedient animals and they guard our house as true guardians. Cow is also a symbol of wealth in Hinduism and she is also the national animal of Nepal. This is also a gambling time in Nepal as gambling is not illegal during this festival.

    ***Cultural program followed by authentic Nepalese cuisine***


    • At-a-
      Glance

      • Venue Info

        Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom

        651 1st Avenue South
        St. Cloud, MN 56301

        Full map and directions

      • Admission Info

        Tickets: Students with SCSU ID: $ 6.00 Adults: $ 10.00 ***Tickets will be available at the door on Oct 20 for purchase***

        Info Phone: 443-253-6478

      • Dates & Times

        Dates:
        October 20, 2012

        Times:
        05:00 pm start 08:00 pm end

      • Accessibility Info
      • Member Reviews

        There are currently no reviews/comments for this event. Be the first to add a review/comment, and let folks know what you think!

    • Member
      Reviews

    • Media
      Reviews

      • Media Reviews

        There are currently no media reviews for this event.


      • Featured Section

      • Ways To Connect

                                 

      •  Sign up for a weekly events newsletter.

        Recipients are automatically entered in weekly drawings for free tickets to area arts events.

        For Email Marketing you can trust