Nepal is blessed with one of the richest cultures in the world. Culture has been called ‘the way of life for an entire society’. The statement holds particularly true in case of Nepal where every aspect of life, food, clothing and even occupations are culturally guided. The culture of Nepal includes the codes of manners, dress, language, rituals, norms of behavior and systems of belief.
Nepal sanctified with a rich unique culture. Its Social ritual and traditions are consisted as the way of life for entire society. Over the centuries the cultural heritage of Nepal has developed. The multi dimensional cultural tradition includes within itself. The cultural varieties of different social groups reside in various elevations in diverse form. Culture in Nepal is a collection of music & dance, art & craft, folklore & folktales, languages & literature, faith & values, festivals & celebration, foods & drinks.
It is amazing to notice that a country being poor, uneducated and backward as Nepal presents such flexibility when it comes to include feature from other culture. This land is rich with cultural groups like Tharu, Yadav, Braman, Chhetri, Newar and others. The only reasons that tourist from far and wide enjoyed coming Nepal time and again is, Nepalese are among the most hospitable hosts. They are culturally warm and friendly hosts who place their heart above their head. Religion is the livelihood of the Nepalese.
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The culture of Nepal is a unique combination of tradition and novelty. The traditions are followed as they were and new customs are created to keep pace with the changing times.
Culture in Nepal is an assemblage of music, architecture, religion and literature.
The mountain kingdom of Nepal is multi-ethic and multi-lingual. The land is rich with unique cultural groups like Tharu,Yadav, Ahir, Newars and others.
Nepalese are among the most hospitable hosts. This is the reason for which tourists from far and wide enjoy coming to Nepal time and again. Local Nepalese are generally rural people who welcome the tourists to their homes for tea, coffee or supper. Nepalese are culturally warm, hospitable and affectionate hosts who place their heart above their head.
The main rituals followed in Nepal are naming ceremony, rice-feeding ceremony, tonsure ceremony, ceremony of giving Nepali Sari (Guniu), marriage ceremony and funeral rite.The rituals are still prevailing in society and are performed with zeal.. Different ritual experts have different roles in these rituals.
Daura-Suruwal, typically termed as ‘Labeda-Suruwal’ is the traditional Nepali dress. The dress has several religious beliefs identifying its designs and has therefore remained the same from the years. The Daura has eight strings that serves to tie itself up around the body. Eight is the lucky number in Nepali mythology. Also, the Daura has five pleats or Kallis, signifying Pancha Buddha or Pancha Ratna. And the closed neck of the Daura signifies the snake around the Lord Shiva’s neck. The Nepali dress for women is a cotton sari (Guniu), that is gaining great popularity in the fashion world.