Category Archives: Festivals

Do I celebrate Teej?

Teej is a Hindu women’s festival celebrated in Nepal and some parts of India. The origins of Teej and its real significance is a topic of debate depending on who you talk to. You can read one version of the definition … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A New Year; a time for life-changing events

First of all Merry Christmas to all my delightful readers. Rabindra and I travelled back to my home and then had a lovely week off together in Brisbane.  I had a truly wonderful Christmas break catching up with my family … Continue reading

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“Strange” perceptions- Australia- part 2

So as a follow up to my last post here, I promised to get Rabindra’s view on what he sees as ‘strange’ in my culture. I’m not sure if all of these are necessarily cultural or just reflective of me … Continue reading

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Diwali/Tihar in Australia

Over the weekend was Deepavali or Diwali, also known as the ‘festival of lights”. In Nepal it’s a five day event also known as Tihar and the fifth day is probably considered the most important as it celebrates the bond between … Continue reading

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