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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

DASHAIN Festival Celebration - Ghatasthapana to Dashami on Radio Kathmandu (CJSR 88.5FM)


History & heritage Singing Youth & teens
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Edmonton, AB

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Offered in Nepali and English.


Cultural day celebration will start with a kick-off program via Radio Kathmandu operating under CJSR 88.5 FM in Edmonton and worldwide. Radio Kathmandu, a community radio operated by NECASE started in October 2005. Radio Kathmandu is a cultural arm of the Nepalese community in Edmonton, which showcases Nepalese culture, music, songs, and events. Radio Kathmandu runs every Sunday from 11 AM to 12 noon. Radio Kathmandu helps to promote Nepalese culture. For the past three years youth volunteers, mostly of school-going age, are running the show. Engaging youths help to preserve Nepalese culture and transfer the knowledge to the young generation. Our volunteer presenters often mention that doing the show helps them learn a bit more about the Nepali culture and explain it to the wider Canadian audience through the songs and culture. In this way, we are bringing Ambassadors for Nepalese culture and heritage.

On the kick-off show, the coordinator of the Cultural Day celebration will highlight all three events undertaken by the Hub. The description will include how festivals and cultural events are planned. Nepal is home to 126 ethnic groups. There are some festivals that are celebrated across the whole spectrum of ethnic groups. In Canada, Nepalese communities celebrate Dashain, Tihar, Nepali New Year, Buddha Jayanti, Teej. As this year's Cultural Days coincides with the Dashain festival, therefore one of the main attractions of the Hub is the Dashain festival celebration. Dashain is one of the biggest festivals in Nepalese culture. The Dashain festival is celebrated for fifteen days. It is celebrated as a symbol of conquering deception by truth, darkness by light, and conflict by peace.

Radio Kathmandu will run two shows to cover the Dashain festival celebration. On the first show of Radio Kathmandu (October 18th) the first day of the Dashain festival which is called Ghatasthapana will be highlighted. The next show on Radio Kathmandu (October 25th) will cover the Dashain festival until the 15th day. Radio Kathmandu will also present music and songs related to Dashain Festival on both shows. 



Radio Kathmandu

Nepalese Canadian Society of Edmonton (NECASE), registered in 2000 in the Province of Alberta, is a non-for-profit community based organization with over 5,000 people of Nepalese origin living in and around Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA. NECASE is operated with the vision of “may we thrive and prosper in Canada as good community members and continue to promote Nepali culture and heritage”. The mission of the society is to promote goodwill and understanding among the people of Nepalese origin and Canadians at large in the development of a strong community while fostering multicultural spirit of Canada.

NECASE has been engaged in various activities from the day of its establishment to bring community members and other Canadians at large in the spirit of fellowship, mutual respect and strong community building. NECASE runs various ethno-cultural, social, recreational programs including: i) Nepali language classes and Nepali Radio program for kids, ii) yoga and cultural activities for adults and seniors. Apart from regular activities, NECASE actively celebrates many Nepalese cultural festivals (Nepali New Year, Dashain/Tihar, Teej, etc.). NECASE has been showcasing various activities in Edmonton. Edmonton heritage festival is one of the biggest events where NECASE has been actively participating from last two decades and showcasing Nepalese culture and heritage. In a nutshell, NECASE mobilizes about 500 active volunteers each year to run its programs, activities and manage projects.


Kusumakar Sharma

780 710 7166

This event is part of a hub:

Nepalese Canadian Community’s Cultural Showcase

Nepalese Canadian Society of Edmonton Edmonton, AB

Nepal, the landlocked multiethnic, multilingual, multi-religious country with a population of over 29.2M. Nepal has some of the world's highest mountains including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest, 8848m). Nepal is the birthplace of the Lord Buddha...