FATHER’S DAY

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30th August 2019. Watch the Nepali people celebrate their traditional Fathers‘ Day. Kushe Aunsi is a Fathers’Day festival and is also known as Gokarna Aunsi. This is a special day set apart for the veneration of one’s father.

Kushe Aunsi is a fathers’ day festival and is also known as Gokarna Aunsi.

This is a special day set apart for the veneration of one’s father. On this auspicious day, sons as well as daughters go home to meet and spend quality time with their fathers. Home-cooked delicacies, sweets, meat and other gifts are offered to all fathers.

On the streets are seen married daughters with goodies making their way to their maternal home to meet, no matter how busy their schedule is. Many people celebrate this festival by offering prayers to the Shiva shrine at Gokarna Temple. People also visit the temple at Gokarna or other holy places to perform “Shradh” in memory of their deceased fathers.

The date does not coincide with the International Fathers’ Day and is based on the Lunar Calendar as all the other cultural festivals celebrated in Nepal.

Father’s Day is the day of paying appreciation indeed to him. The Nepal tradition and culture holds a lot of respect for father and is considered as the mainstay of quality and support for the family. Father’s Day in Nepal is celebrated on the dark fortnight in August or early September. Like the greater part of the festivities, Father’s Day help to fortify family relations and qualities.

This is a special day, we perceive and pay regard to our dad for his care and love to us (his kids and family) during his lifetime. Consequently, this day is classified “Buba Ko Mukhherne Din”. The exacting importance of Mukh Herne is to see somebody’s face.