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It’s been a long time in the Mountains

November, 2007 Namaste sabaailaai.  Namaste to everyone.  This morning I woke up to a cold and misty morning, the fog clinging to the buildings and trees like cobwebs.  The mist lifted with the rising of the sun, and the day turned beautiful, crisp … Continue reading

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Dasain

A brief description of Dasain seems appropriate as I include photographs of my celebration of it at our program house in Balkot. Dasain is a national, 15-day festival in Nepal that falls in autumn before rice is harvested.  Somewhat like … Continue reading

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Two Festivals: Fall 2007

The Kathmandu Valley is home to numerous festivals, but two of the big ones held in the early autumn are Gaai Jaatra and Janaipurnima.  Gaai Jaatra literally means Festival of Cows, and it is held in the Durbar Square (Palace … Continue reading

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