It’s festival time! It’s Dashain. Lots of celebration underway in Nepal these past few days, and the next few too. Kite flying, visiting family, delicious meals, new clothes, offerings to anything with an engine, fun and laughter on pings (bamboo swings). And no school or work!
Delicious looking food preparations for a Dashain feast at Nikita’s family home. Yum! Photo credit Nikita Kayastha
Angella, Shree’s wife and mother to gorgeous baby Sanskriti, offers puja with her neighbours at Phoolbari village. Photo credit Shree Krishna Dhital
Reaching for the sky! This type of ping (swing) is found all over Nepal and are surprisingly sturdy, being made of bamboo. Photo credit Shree Krishna Dhital
Giving thanks to the motorbike for Dashain. Photo credit Shree Krishna Dhital
Buses departing Banepa (where I lived last year) to take people home to families. Photo credit Gopal Vaidya
A few days back, SIRC celebrated Dashain with the patients and their families with lots of singing, dancing and food!
SIRC’s physios and nurses perform a welcome dance. Photo credit SIRC
The jam-packed conference room at SIRC, filled with patients, their families and staff. Photo credit SIRC
Esha pictured here with some patient’s kids. Photo credit SIRC
Esha’s daughter Aahana is a great dancer, and performed for the audience too! She’s getting tall! Photo credit SIRC
SIRC’s all-talented Admin team. I guess it was only the ladies who dressed up for Dashain. C’mon guys! Photo credit SIRC
The stalwart kitchen ladies cooking in the rain outside (remember there is no cooking gas). With some help I see, from a few of the guys from Physio and OT departments :-). Photo credit SIRC
One of the patients rocking it out! Photo credit SIRC
Given it is Dashain and therefore usual to slaughter mostly goats and maybe water buffalo, I had a few photos of goats meeting the end of their lives. But given the trauma my post from last year caused, I decided against posting any more. Let’s just hope they are in a happier place now.
Happy Dashain everyone!