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Janai Purnima

Janai Purnima is a Hindu festival celebrated all over the country. According to Nepali calendar, this festival falls on the full moon day of Shrawan or Bhadra. This year Janai Purnima was on 15 August. Different ethnic groups of different region celebrate this festival in different wasys and hold its own significance. People mainly residing in the Terai region celebrates this day as Raksha Bandan. Similarly, Newar community of Nepal celebrates this day as “Kwati Purnima”.

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