Holidays in Nepal. Annual Street Festival in Pokhara

Pokhara is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal. The city is picturesquely located on the shores of Lake Pheva (Pheva), which in clear weather reflects the peaks of the Annapurna massif and the sacred mountain Machapuchare – one of the houses of Shiva.

The beauty of the surrounding space and the convenience of the location for trekking to Annapurna attract thousands of tourists to Pokhara from around the world.

Every year on December 28, the Street Festival is held here, which is organized by the Pokhara Bars and Restaurants Association. The party begins in the Lakeside area. The city in terms of population is in second place after the capital – Kathmandu. Therefore, during the days of the festival, and all the inhabitants of Pokhara participate in it, a rather large number of people gather here.

Tourists come from Nepal itself, India and many countries of the world. Despite such a filling of the space, everyone feels great

Nepalese people watch the chariot procession during the Pahachare festival in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. During the festival, several goddesses at different shrines, including Kankeshwori, Bhadrakali and Mahankal, are actuated through tantric rites. Mostly, members of the Newar community living in inner Kathmandu mark the annual celebrations.

, uniting in a single festive rush in the most beautiful territory of the Nepalese Himalayas.

The Street Festival lasts for five days. The streets are filled with groups of people dressed in national festive clothes, all restaurants in Pokhara prepare special dishes and serve them in special tents, shops, open areas, music sounds.
On special catwalks and just on the streets, dance performances are held, and, of course, everyone can take part in the famous Nepalese dance with bamboo sticks. Rowing competitions are held on the lake.

The festival gradually turns into New Year’s celebration and Pokhara is colored with fireworks. During the Festival of Streets, the city is visited by over 500,000 people.

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