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Jyapu Day celebrations [Photos]

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KATHMANDU: DEC. 19 – Sunday marks the 18th National Jyapu Day. This day is being celebrated with the objective of preserving and promoting the culture of the Jyapu community.

Also today, the hilly people observe the Gaidu pooja by worshipping their ancestors and the sacred cowshed, according to the chairperson of the Nepal Calendar Determination Committee Prof Dr. Ram Chandra Gautam. This full moon day is also called the Dhanya Poornima.

In the Nepali language, ‘jya’ means work and ‘pu’ means seed. The Jyapu culture is the tradition and tradition of the laborers and peasants who are constantly engaged in farming. In order to preserve the original culture of the Newari community, the government has recognized Jyapu Day as a national day and has been giving public holidays on this day.

In 2061 BS, the government led by the then Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala recognized it as a national day.