TEEJ Celebration - The Nepalese Women Festival
Hartalika Teej is celebrated for the well-being of spouse and children and purification of their own body and soul by Nepalese women. This festival is a three days long celebration that combines both feast and fasting and is dedicated to the goddess Parvati for her union with Lord Shiva. The first day of Teej is called “Dar Khane Din”. On this day women gather at one place in their red symbolic attire and start dancing and singing. The second day is known as a fasting day and the third day is named “Rishi Panchami”. This is the festival with red sarees, red tika, red bangles, sing and dance on Teej special songs for days. Teej is the most famous festival among Nepali women. Through this presentation, the audience would get an opportunity to learn about this great festival. The festival’s highlights are presented through songs, play, and music.
This event is free.
Nepalese Canadian Society of Edmonton
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.
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