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)to all. In the Nepali tradition, all elders give tika to everyone younger at …