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Girl Having Bel Vivah Nepal is one such nation where festivals are celebrated throughout the year. A look at the Nepalese calendar can surprise one to find at least a major national festival celebrated a month. Any visit to Nepal is certain to coincide with at least one of the country’s spectacular festival. Festivals are celebrated in various forms but the most impressive ones are the Chariot Processions           Chariot Festival: Kathmandu, Nepal
          Chariot Festival: Kathmandu Nepal
. These processions are taken out in all the cities of the valley at different times but all for the sake of rainfall.

Majority of Nepalese even in this age greatly depend on farming for their daily food. But farming is still so much in its primitive stage that they still have to knock the heaven’s door urging the Almighty to shower mercy on them with rains. The only way to free them from this worry and stay relaxed is the chariot festivals during which they pray to the rain god for the better crops. Gaijatra: Festival in Nepal

Although the cities of the valley have their own rain gods but all the chariot festivals have similar colorful cast of thousands, towering religious vehicles which could bring ruin to the entire community if they falter or collapse, bands blasting festive music, enthusiastic mass dancing in the streets, squeezing into impossible spaces while good-naturedly jostling one another.

The fun loving Nepalese celebrate these festivals with same passion and galore as they were celebrated hundreds of years ago. These chariot festivals have something pure about the entire celebration right from their use of chariots to the ancient methods of pulling the chariot through the town. They are not merely a yearly show, but also an active element of their prosperous cultural legacy as these successfully connect together these people of diverse cultural backgrounds and beliefs into one.
 

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