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Nepalese Culture, Traditions and Language


 

Nepal is a very rich country when it comes to culture, traditions, customs and language. The history dates back to thousands of years and it is not just about one race, one culture, one religion, and one language. It will come to your surprise that people from all backgrounds and all communities throughout the country live in peace and harmony despite the diversity. The cultural heritage comprises of dance, music, folklores, folktales, costumes, food, winery, philosophy, literatures and many other. The culture, tradition, and language in Nepal are mostly influenced by the race that settled in the current day Nepal some centuries ago.There are about 123 recorded dialects throughout Nepal and not all speak the national language which is Nepali. However, the national language binds all dialects up to some extent. Maithili is spoken as a second language and is mostly used in the terai belt of Nepal.


80% of the country’s population is still believed to be following the Hindu religion. Buddhism is the second largest religion in Nepal but is only practiced by 10% of the population. 10% of the remaining population consists of Islam, Kirant, and Christianity. Nepal as well celebrates festivals from all communities and religions. There are over 60 national holidays in the country in a year and the majority of them are religious celebrations. Some of the most significant and long holidays include Dashain and Tihar. Other important festivals include Buddha Jayanti, Shivratri, holi, Loshar and many others.  


Another interesting aspect of traveling to another country is the experience of being immersed in an entirely new culture which carries new values and beliefs. As responsible travel we want our every client to respect the local culture and traditions. Our Leader will be there at every step of your trip to guide you through the unique culture and traditions.

 




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