Dashain 2011 photos

This year we celebrated Dashain festival at our house.

We had around 20 people celebrate the day with us.

Everyone told me they had a fantastic time.

We gave tikka, ate goat meat (khasi ko masu), played cards and had a great day.

Here are some photos of the day:

Me receiving tikka from Rabindra

Me receiving tikka from didi

ME and rabindra giving tikka to friend


A pic of our house ready for Dashain (I went a bit overboard with the decorating)

I spoke to Rabindra’s parents on the day to wish them a happy Dashain. It was a special moment for me.

Rabindra’s mum even asked Rabindra- “Did you cut the goat?”” Haha. Sorry aama we can’t go and catch/kill a goat here in Australia. She was cute.

How was your Dashain??

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10 Responses to Dashain 2011 photos

  1. I didn’t catch or kill the goat, but I cut it šŸ˜€

  2. Nice photos of Dashain. In Sydney , you can drive up the farm in Liverpool, pick the goat and they will kill it for you. It is not exactly like in Nepal but very close. Nice decoration for Dashain. I am sure your place is decorated for Tihar too. Wishing you and Rabindra a very happy and prosperous Tihar.

  3. prabesh says:

    happy tihar now. nice pics. btw i got the goat cut here in the states. i am sure in Australia also u cud find a goat farm and get ure own goat for dashai or tihar.

  4. Ally says:

    Looks like fun.
    Our’s was not quite what we’d hoped for thanks to the immigration department.

  5. Nice pictures! Well, my husband’s mother and grandmother, do ask the exact same question to him. šŸ™‚

  6. hi Casey,
    my Dashani was great . I’m looking forward to next post Deepawali ( Tihar).
    Casey if you don’t mind may i asked you which city are u from in Australia?

  7. Sam says:

    Happy Dashain!!! (Belated). Dashain is also known as dussehra in India. However, in India the custom of sacrificing an animal on dussehra is not common in cities. But in villages and small towns the old customs does exist.

  8. Jessica says:

    Glad to hear you had a good Dashain! We didn’t celebrate the holiday but we did celebrate Diwali which was fabulous. Tis the season for holidays šŸ™‚ I also wanted to let you know that I awarded you the Liebster Blog Award here: http://ourgloballove.com/general/the-award-goes-to/

    Thanks for sharing your experiences of an intercultural relationship with us šŸ™‚

  9. nepali jiwan says:

    Happy belated Dashain and Tihar! I love what Rabindra’s aama said šŸ™‚

  10. As the candlelight flame
    Ur life may always be happy,
    As the mountain high
    U move without shy,
    As sunshine creates morning glory
    fragrance fills years as Flory,
    All darkness is far away
    As light is on its way.

    Wishing U all a very Happy Vijaya Dashami.

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