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Matina Paru, celebrated according to Nepal Sambat, falls on Yomari Punhi’s second day.According to Basu Pasa, author of the historical book ‘ Kantipur, ‘ the fish-shaped Yomari, known as Bayo, symbolizes the male sex organ among different forms of this sweet-dish, whereas the triangle shaped with two points at the end, known as Mayo Yomari, suggests the female sex organ and represents father and mother respectively. The Bayo Yomari, while the Mayo Yomari is packed with peas, is filled with molasses and sesame seeds. Therefore, it is perceived that Yomari is a symbolic gender mix.
‘ Yomari Fonegu ‘ culture is linked to love and romance. People went back, toles to toles to ask Yomari, and they had the opportunity to sneak peek and chat to their loved ones at that time. Society has been conservative of love in conventional days. In those days, the Newa Community celebrate Yomari Punhi’s ‘ Yomari Fonegu ‘ was used as a cruising day, and lovers would meet the other day secretly. There was no mobile phone, there were no computers. People would write in particular expressions: