Nepal Dog Festival Honours Man’s Best Friend
Nepal Dog Festival
There is a festival in Nepal that honours dogs and the special relationship we have with them. It’s a pretty wonderful idea, especially for dog lovers who would love to give something back to man’s best friend. Dogs have remained by our side for centuries.
Dogs are extremely loyal to their human companions, and sometimes don’t get all the recognition they deserve. Thankfully, there is an amazing festival in Nepal dedicated to our canine companions. Diwali is a Hindu festival that is celebrated by millions in Nepal, India and all over the world.
Nepal Dog Festival for Dog Lovers
Nepal’s celebrations are slightly different in that they have chosen one day to dedicate to dogs. It’s called Kakur Tihar, which means ‘worship of the dogs’. During this day, the Nepalese people offer garlands made of flowers and delicious food to the dogs. They also mark them with a tika (a mark on the forehead) as a sign of sacredness respect. Some of the pictures from the festival are wonderful and inspiring.
This is a completely different kind of festival to the horrendous dog meat festival in China, which has outraged people all over the world. It’s lovely to see dogs being treated with kindness and love and rewarded for standing by our sides. People joined in the festival on social media by honouring their own dogs and posting pictures on Instagram of their pooches with garlands wrapped around them.
Perhaps we should have a similar festival here in the UK? Here are some of the best pictures from this year’s festival.