There Is a Festival in Nepal With a Day Devoted Solely to the Celebration of Man's Best Friends - the Dogs

There Is a Festival in Nepal With a Day Devoted Solely to the Celebration of Man's Best Friends - the Dogs

Tihar is a five-day Hindu festival celebrated in Nepal every year - a festival of lights - where "diyas" are lit inside and outside the houses to make them illuminate at night.

The celebration is of great importance as it shows reverence not only to humans and Gods, but also to animals like crows, cows and dogs who maintain an intense relationship with humans.

The second day of the celebration, called Kukur Tihar, is dedicated to all dogs, specifically to thank our four-legged companions for always being our loyal friends. People offer garlands and delicious food to dogs and acknowledge the cherished relationship between humans and dogs. It is not only domestic dogs that are honored, but stray dogs, as well. It is such a sweet tradition to include every dog in the city, not just the ones with a home.