Chir marks the start of Holi Festival in Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur

Chir marks the start of Holi Festival in Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur

In Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur, Holi begins with putting up a Chir which marks the start of the festival. They put up the chir carefully and chant the prayer for prosperity. This tradition reminds their shared culture and brings them closer together to enjoy the festival.

Holi, a vibrant festival known for colors, is celebrated in India and Nepal, symbolizing the arrival of spring. It involves playful activities with colors, water balloons, and food. In hilly regions, it falls on 11 Chaitra (March 24), while in the Terai, it’s celebrated on 12 Chaitra (March 25).

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