Nepal marked the celebration of one of its biggest festivals – Tihar on October 27, 2019.
On the occasion, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli extended his greetings to Nepalis at home and abroad with the message that ‘Tihar is the festival of a balance between various sides of the nature.’
The Prime Minister added that the festival has helped maintain balance between various sides of nature and self-respect through worship of humans and different animals.
“Worshipping of animals and birds including the crow, goddess Laxmi, cow and ox reflects the balance between various sides of the nature,” said PM Oli.
He further added that Tihar can also be perceived with different angles such as the festival of light, festival of flowers and the union of brothers and sisters.
— K P Sharma Oli (@kpsharmaoli) October 27, 2019
President Bhandari extended her greetings to all Nepalis wishing them peace, progress, prosperity and happiness on the auspicious occasion of Tihar.
In her message, Bhandari identified Deusi-Bhailo as an integral part of Tihar and said that it would further strengthen fraternity, mutual harmony, social goodwill and tolerance.
The President’s message further highlights the significance of the festival in enhancing mutual affection between brothers and sisters.
She also wished that the festival of light and colors will contribute to sustainable peace and stability in the society and economic prosperity.