4th International Gaijatra Pride Festival 2013

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 “The festival of “Gai Jatra” is one of the oldest and notable of the many festivals celebrated by the Hindus/Buddhists of Kathmandu Valley. Some say the custom goes back more than a millennium, to the time of the Malla kings. Falling on the day after Janai Purnima, the full moon day of August, Gai Jatra is a day for remembering those who have died in the past year. In addition to praying for their departed loved ones, family and friends of the deceased commemorate them in great processions, which wind their way through the streets of the ancient Newar towns of Bhaktapur, Patan, Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bharatpur, Bandipur, Gorkha, Dhulikhel, etc.”

 This annual festival has become one of BDS’s premier events and draws crowds of local supporters as well as tourists, to join in on the fun and enjoyment of the festivities.  Hence, to mark this occasion and to bring wider community in the limelight, this time the organization is celebrating 4th  International  Pride Festival (Gai jatra) on August 22 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal with the theme” “Our vote counts, our representation leads  to change”. The program is scheduled at 12 PM. onwards.

Schedule of the event:

11: 30: Gathering of participants at Sancha Kosh Bhawan, Thamel

12: 10: Raise of the rainbow flags by dignitaries

12. 10: Procession of the rally towards Thamel Chowk, Narshing Chowk,  Thaithi,  Bangamuda, Ason,

Indrachowk, Makhan, Hanuman Dhoka (Candle light ceremony for remembering those who have died

In the past year) and New road with continuity towards Ratnapark

2.10   : End of procession Shanti Bhatika , Ratnapark

By bluediamondsociety

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