Gai Jatra

One of the most popular festivals Gaijatra generally celebrated in month of August or September based on lunar Calendar. In Newar Community of Kathmandu Valley Gai Jatra have most strongholds and mainly Tharu Community in Terai.  The festival Gai Jatra memorializes the death of people during the year. During the Gai Jatra festival, cows are marched in the streets.

Exactly the meaning of Gai Jatra is Cow Festival. Gai means Cow and Jatra mean festival. Gai Jatra is 8 days festival in Nepal. It is classic Nepalese festival. There are lots of fun in this festival like dancing, singing, caricature, comedy, play, data, drama, joke, anything that causes enjoyment and laughter are part of the festival’s focus. People whose family members have died during the year, those families decorated the cow around the city together with their young ones dressed as cows or eremites.

The festivities of Gai Jatra, beginning on the 1st day of the waning Moon in the month of August-September and does fast for a week. It is usually celebrated in the Nepalese month of Bhadra (August–September). Peoples also distribute food to others during the festival period.