On the occasion of this Nepalese New Year, known as Nepal Sambat 1131 Newar community participated in annual parade in Kathmandu Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010. During the parade ethnic Newar community girls play flute to celebrate the occasion. Here in Everest Uncensored I take pleasure in sharing some photos of these charming flutters who have charmed the celebration of Nepal Sambat 1131. Hope these photos will charm you too.
Nepal Sambat, a unique calendar which is named after the country, is based on lunar calendar and is believed to have started during 880 AD when Shankhadhar Shakhwa, a local merchant from Kathmandu, paid off the debts of common people on his own, thus emancipating thousands of people from serfdom.