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Kites and a feel of Dassain – ‘The Nepalese Christmas’

Its the festive season in Nepal. To my friends here in Sydney, I describe Dassain as being the Nepalese Christmas – well, at least the feel of it. Its generally good weather in Nepal – sunny with cool breeze, lots (and lots of) of food, drinks, family time, gambling and kites – yes handmade colourful kites. These kites are quite a thrill during these few days in Nepal. And its super fun. After several long years, we got to experience a bit of these authentic Nepalese kites in Sydney – thanks to a local community organisation.

The thrill of flying kites.. Not that I am a fan. But it was awesome getting a feel of Nepalese Dassain in Sydney :)

The thrill of flying kites.. Not that I am a fan. But it was awesome getting a feel of Nepalese Dassain in Sydney 🙂

Up in the air!

It takes quite some skill to get it soaring up there. And I am told you need to know “the way of the wind”…

Thats how we roll babeh!

The tradition of kites is there in other countries like India, Pakistan, China etc, but as far as I know, this “lattai” – holding the reel of string is very Nepalese.

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