Happy Dashain from our Family to Yours!

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Dashain is the biggest, longest and most auspicious festival of the year in Nepal, celebrated by everyone. During the 15 days of celebration, no one works, and the goddess Durga in all her manifestations is worshiped with special pujas and tika ceremonies. In preparation for Dashain every home is cleaned thoroughly and beautifully decorated, painted as an invitation to the …

Dashain Tika Day

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On the fourth day of the Dashain holiday, the younger members of a Nepali family are blessed by their elders, who give them “tika” – the combination of red powder and rice that’s applied to their foreheads as a blessing. At Ama Ghar it’s especially important, as the aunties and uncles on the staff carry out this traditional this family …

Holiday Traditions at Ama Ghar

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We love to celebrate the Nepali festivals at Ama Ghar, as performing these rituals bonds us as a family of various religious and ethnic backgrounds. Traditionally, the festival season starts right after the rice harvest, with a 10-day family holiday of Dashain. Most of the children have aunts, uncles and cousins in their villages, so as many of them as …

Dashain Celebrations

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Dashain is always a special time for the Ama Ghar children, but this year was particularly exciting for the children because Shrawan Nepali, Ama Ghar co-founder, celebrated Dashain with us and gave tika (the combination of rice and tika powder applied to the forehead as a blessing)┬áto all. In the Nepali tradition, all elders give tika to everyone younger at …