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Dashain Festival in Nepal: More Resources

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Dashain–Harvest Festival

For Bhutanese students, Dashain is an important harvest festival in the fall. “Dashain is the 15-days national festival of Nepal. The festival falls around September-October, after the rice harvest. This festival is known for emphasis on family gatherings, as well as on a renewal of community ties. People will return from all parts of the world, as well as different parts of the country, to celebrate together. The festival is a blend of Hindu Tantrik and animistic harvest festival traditions.” From LaserTravel

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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

Also known as the Moon Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular traditional Chinese festival, probably the second biggest one after the Spring Festival. It is held on the lunar August 15th, close to the middle of the autumn, so called “Mid-Autumn”.