Women’s Festival in Nepal

When I think of festivals and celebrations that I have been to, I think of Carnival in Rio, Nottinghill Carnival in London and Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai.  But today, I’m going to share the most local festival I have been too, and probably the most local one I will ever go to!  It was a Women’s Festival in our teeny tiny village in Nepal.

One morning, when we woke up, our host family told us that that evening we would be celebrating the women’s festival at their house.  We didn’t know what to expect, but we were looking forward to it.  After the sunset, lots of women from the village, all dressed beautifully in red, arrived to the garden.  There were also children with instruments and a few of the men from the village too.  The evening was made up of dancing, music and laughter and it was one of those moments that I cherish from my time in Nepal.  All of the women encouraged us to dance and it was wonderfully happy.DSC_0887DSC_0875 DSC_0876 DSC_0878DSC_0899DSC_0889

Which favourite festival and celebration memories do you have?

Marcella xx


The Travel Tuesday post that I am highlighting from last week was written by Estrella from Estrella Explores, all about her time in Belém 🙂

28 thoughts on “Women’s Festival in Nepal

  1. This looks so lovely. I think those smaller festivals/get togethers can end up being some of the most memorable. 🙂

  2. It’s such an amazing experience to be included in something so intimate, and something that most travelers won’t get to see! I don’t think I’ve been to anything like this, but it’s always so special when a local invites you to do something!

  3. Oh wow! I can only imagine the energy that was in the air for the celebration! What a wonderful way to celebrate women with music and dance. I think I might like this smaller festival approach because it seems like it was a much more intimate experience.

  4. That sounds like an amazing celebration of the women! I think sometimes small events like this make much more of a lasting impression that large extravaganzas that ultimately become very touristic and lose their authenticity.

    PS. Thank you soooo much for highlighting my blog post from the other week! I’ve been taking a bit of a blogging break (reading them and writing posts on my own blog) so I’ve just gotten around to seeing this now.

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