Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Holiday Season in Nepal

Another holiday season has come and gone in Nepal. After nearly a month free from school, the Sam's House gang has gone back to school to resume their studies and the didis take a collective breath as they can enjoy a few peaceful moments during the day.

As has become SH custom, those children who have relatives (that we can find and/or contact) go home for a day or two during Deshain, mostly to keep those familial ties current. They return to the house and have several celebrations and visit Dinesh's home to receive tika. After Deshain, they celebrate bhai tika for Tihar, a holiday to commemorate the bonds between brothers and sisters.

A few photos below...



Tika and gifts from the didis.



Picnic in the yard.


Tika from Dinesh and Rekha.


Wading in the river near Dinesh's house.

Plenty of time for soccer.


In real Deshain fashion, they killed and prepared a goat at the house this year for the first time. We'll spare you the photos, but the children were delighted with the event!

1 comment:

JDA said...

poor goat (with Thanksgiving coming up, lot of poor turkeys too). So how does goat taste, like chicken?