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Nepalese Canadian Community’s Cultural Showcase

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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 who was born in 623 BC in the sacred area of Lumbini located in the Terai plains of southern Nepal. Nepalese culture comprises the cultures practiced by 126 ethnic groups live in Nepal. There are 123 languages spoken as mother tongue in Nepal. Nepalese cultures represented by the music, dance, craft, literature, cushion, and festivals of the ethnic groups. Nepal is widely known as a land of festivals and a place of diverse culture and traditions. Festivals are celebrated throughout the year. Most popular festivals - Dashain, Tihar and Teej, fall in the months of September and October.

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. 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 the multicultural spirit of Canada. NECASE volunteers have been celebrating the festivals every year in the community since its establishment.

This year, NECASE is celebrating Dashain, Tihar, and Teej festivals in conjunction with CULTURAL DAYS 2020 celebration for the first time. NECASE volunteers are excited to be a part of the CULTURAL DAYS celebrations and share Nepalese festivals with other Canadian communities. In the Nepalese Canadian Cultural Showcase hub, you would have the opportunity to enjoy the following programs:

EVENT 1: DASHAIN Festival Celebration - Ghatasthapana to Dashami on Radio Kathmandu (CJSR 88.5FM)

October 18 : 11 am-12 pm: Part A - Celebrating Ghatasthapana

October 25: 11 am-12 pm: Part B - Celebrating from Saptami to Dashami

EVENT 2: TEEJ Celebration - The Nepalese Women Festival

October 20: 11 am–11:45 am

EVENT 3: DASHAIN and TIHAR Celebration - The National Festival

October 24: 12 pm-1 pm



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