A glimpse into the celebrations of yesterday's annual festivities
With the arrival of monsoon and the cool breeze, farmers commence with planting seeds and rejoice the rain showers. Ropai Diwas is celebrated every year on Asar 15, June 30. It is a unique celebration where people revel in melodious Ropai songs tuned with five traditional instruments, splashing mud, water and sowing rice — a staple grain in all Nepali households. This day brings smiles to the faces of all the hard-working farmers, locals along with foreigners. As a part of traditions, Dahi Chiura (Curd and Beaten Rice) is consumed with a few other Nepali delicacies. Here are some glimpses of the Ropai Festival celebrated yesterday.