Women at the frontline

On 24th of September 2021, through the narrow lanes of ancient city of Kathmandu mass of women was seen pulling the chariots of Kumari, Ganesh and Bhairav. This spectacular scene was an unthinkable of a decade back. Women play integral...

Workshop: Community-Based Capacity Building Training

The capacity building workshop, Community Based Capacity Building Training on ICH Convention 2003, was successfully conducted from 9 to 11April 2021 in Janakpur, Dhanusa District of Province 2, Nepal. The workshop, under the UNESCO’s Participation Programme 2020-2021, was jointly organized...

Basanta Panchami: Arrival of Spring

On 16 February 2021, Hindu Buddhist population of Nepal celebrated Basanta Panchami also known as Shree Panchami or Sarashwoti Puja. This day marks the arrival of spring that could be seen with blooming peach trees and other flowers in the...

Traditional Practices and SDGs

On 19 and 20 November, in the Terai region of Nepal and Indian States of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh, the people celebrated the Chhath Puja festival. This is one of the most important festivals for the people living in...

Resilient Communities of Kathmandu Valley

Residents of Kathmandu Valley, for the first time, saw temples being closed and even barred from entering the sites due to Covid-19. Most of the festivals were cancelled, which didn't even happen even after the devastating earthquake of 2015. Only...

Gohori: Craft of Making a Series of Baskets

The Tharu people, who predominantly cover the east to west region of southern Nepal, have always worshiped nature and natural resources. These have been a significant part of their livelihood, contributing to their culture, economy, and ecology. Tharu women have...

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