The monsoon season in Nepal marks the beginning of many festivals reminiscent of Nepal’s rich culture.
One such festival is Ropain- the rice planting festival, which is celebrated on Ashar Pandhra (fifteenth day of Ashar). On this day, crop planting season officially begins in Nepal.
Rice is planted between the last week of June to the first week of July and is then harvested in mid-November.
Nepali farmers go to their fields to begin paddy plantation on this day. They joyfully indulge in the plantation, which they accompany with singing, dancing and mud splashing.
The farmer community also makes the traditional Dahi-Chiura specific to Ropain and several other traditional snacks.
Tourists visiting Nepal gleefully learn and indulge in the plantation process and also participate in the proceedings of the farmer festival.
This year Ropain is being celebrated on June 30, 2019 of the Georgian calendar. Have you booked your tickets to Nepal already?
Nepali Sansar wishes all the farmers a prosperous rice festival.