There are numerous festivals, cultural celebrations, and events in Pokhara throughout the year that you can enjoy. Religious rituals are a part of daily life in Nepal and so it often feels like there is always something happening. Check below for the latest Pokhara events, festivals and news so you can plan your Pokhara holiday accordingly.
Dashain transports the most sustained festive bliss among the people of Nepal as it is their longest, most important festival of the year.
Shivaratri in Sanskrit stands for 'the Night of Lord Shiva' and one of the most sacred occasions for Lord Shiva's devotees. Hindu mythology describes Shiva as the god of all gods.This festival is celebrated by Hindus all over Nepal and abroad at all the temples of Shiva.
Shivaratri in Sanskrit stands for 'the Night of Lord Shiva' and one of the most sacred occasions for devotees of Lord Shiva. Hindu mythology describes Shiva as the god of all gods.
A wild play with colours and water makes Holi (Fagu Poornima) a time of fun and revelry to everyone in Nepal. If you stay in the Lakeside area of Pokhara during Holi, you are likely to come across
Ram Nawami is celebrated by Hindus all over Nepal as a commemoration of the victory of Ram (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) in the fierce battle with the mighty army of Lanka (then ruled by Rawan), between Rawan.
Buddha Jayanti is celebrated every year on the full moon day to commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and death of Lord Buddha because all of these most important events in the life of Buddha are believed to have happened on this very day.
Ropain Festival, also known as Asar 15, is celebrated mostly by farmers of the Terai and Inner-Terai regions of Nepal to mark the day they plant new seedlings of rice crop of the year in their paddies.
Haritalika is a Hindu festival, celebrated exclusively by Nepalese women (of Brahmin and Chhetri ethnicities). Most people call it by its popular name, Teej.