Ethnic Gurung tribes celebrating Dashain.

Nepal ownes many festivals which differs within the ethnic groups.Nepal has 61 ethnic groupsand Nepal's colorful holidays and festivals occur virtually year round and your visit to Nepal is almost certain to coincide with at least one. Certain times of yerar,particularly August and September towards the end of the monsoon,are packed with festivals. Dashain is the most important of all Nepalease celebrations,in terms of impact,perhaps most closely approximated by Christmas and new year in the west. Dashain is the most pleasant post-moonsoon period when sky is the clearest, the air is cleanest and the paddy is ready for harvesting. Dashain lasts for 15 days, finishing on the full moon day of late September or early October,and there are number of important days right through the festival.