Kathmandu: Ubhauli, the most important festival of the Kirant community, is being marked with joy and fervor today. This festival is mostly celebrated in the districts of Koshi Province and Kathmandu in the country.
Ubhauli festival is celebrated every year on the full moon day of month of Baishakh in the Lunar calendar. During the festival, the Kiranti folks gather together to celebrate the festival in an organised manner and exchange good wishes.
According to the religious book Mundhum of the Kirants, time is divided into two parts, Udhauli and Ubhauli. The Kirant community believe that these two periods are divided on the basis of farming. Ubhauli is a festival celebrated to mark the beginning of the farming.