Pandemic Dasain swings to a close in Nepal

Dasain  festival was always a time for family reunions, feasting and rejoicing, but this year it was a subdued affair in Nepal because it coincided with a surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide

Oct 28, 2020
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Dasain  festival was always a time for family reunions, feasting and rejoicing, but this year it was a subdued affair in Nepal because it coincided with a surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide.

In past years, the traditional community bamboo swings and kite-flying were being replaced as mobile phones and television entertainment took over. Video games, drinking and boisterous merry-making had become the hallmarks of recent Dasains.
 
However, with most religious shrines also closed, this year saw somewhat of a revival in both kite-flying and community swings as most families celebrated the festival in more traditional ways to minimise contact.


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