Ropai Festival in Nepal

Locals enjoying getting muddy during  Ropai
Locals enjoying getting muddy during  Ropai

Monsoon is approaching nearer in Nepal. This season is one of the important times for most people in Nepal as they are dependent on agriculture.  And if you want to experience something different, on June 29 2016, Nepal is celebrating Ropai Festival.

Every year on Ashar 15, people in Nepal celebrate it as Ropai Festival – rice planting day marks the plantation of new seedlings for the year. The time falls under the mid-monsoon and it is the peak time when farmers are busy in their fields for the plantation of rice. Most of the farmers conclude the rice plantation on their field on this day. They also celebrate this day by eating Dahi Chiura( Curd and Flattened Rice).

Women cutting the seedlings during Ropai
Women cutting the seedlings during Ropai

So, as the Monsoon is coming closer, this is the best activity for you to do in Nepal in coming months. We invite you to join the locals on their field and get dirty and muddy to experience the traditional rice planting as an experiential trip for yourself.

The major places to enjoy the Ropai Festival around Kathmandu Valley are Sankhu (Kathmandu), Panauti (Kavre), Thansing & Dhikure (Nuwakot).

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