Bisket Jatra Nepali Festival

Bisket Jatra is a festival celebrated in Bhaktapur, Nepal. It is a nine-day festival that takes place around the New Year in the Nepali calendar (April 13th or 14th). Here are some interesting facts about Bisket Jatra:

  1. Bisket Jatra is a festival that celebrates the beginning of the new year in the Nepal Sambat calendar. It is a time for people to come together and celebrate their shared cultural traditions and values.
  2. During the festival, two large wooden chariots are pulled through the streets of Bhaktapur. These chariots are adorned with flowers and other decorations and are said to represent the sun and the moon.
  3. One of the main attractions of Bisket Jatra is a tug-of-war between the two sides of the city. Teams from the north and south of Bhaktapur compete to see who can pull the other side’s chariot the farthest.
  4. The festival also includes cultural programs such as dancing and singing, as well as the exchange of gifts and greetings among friends and family.
  5. Bisket Jatra is an important event in the cultural calendar of Nepal and is a way for people to come together and celebrate their shared traditions and values. It is also a time for making resolutions for the new year and starting the year off on a positive note.
  6. The festival is a major tourist attraction and attracts visitors from all over the world who come to witness the unique traditions and cultural activities of Nepal.