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Dashain festival in Nepal: celebration with community colour

The 15 days long Dashain festival, why you should not miss it? 

Nepal's most significant Hindu festival, Dashain, generally falls in September or October. Dashain is observed for fifteen days and has many different rituals and traditions. One of the most popular rituals is Vijaya Dashami, celebrated on the tenth day of the Dashain festival This ritual involves applying a red paste made from sindoor, rice and yogurt on each person's forehead as a sign of blessing and protection from evil forces. Another notable tradition observed during the Dashain festival is animal sacrifice.

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