KUSHE AUNSI 30TH AUGUST 2019
Watch the Nepali people celebrate their traditional fathers’ day. Kushe Aunsi is a fathers’ day festival and is also known as Gokarna Aunsi.
This is a special day set apart for the veneration of one’s father. On this auspicious day, sons as well as daughters go home to meet and spend quality time with their fathers. Home-cooked delicacies, sweets, meat and other gifts are offered to all fathers.
On the streets are seen married daughters with goodies making their way to their maternal home to meet, no matter how busy their schedule is. Many people celebrate this festival by offering prayers to the Shiva shrine at Gokarna Temple. People also visit the temple at Gokarna or other holy places to perform “shradh” in memory of their deceased fathers.
The date does not coincide with the international fathers’ day and is based on the lunar calendar as all the other cultural festivals celebrated in Nepal.
Source: Nepal Tourism Board
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