Nepal Marks the Beginning Of The Year 2071 In A Colorful Festival

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Nepal marks the beginning of the year 2071 in 2014.

Nepal celebrated New Year 2071 as per its official Bikram Era calendar, which was established by Indian King Vikramaditya in 56 BCE.

The festival, known as Sindoor Jatra, is celebrated by singing, dancing, playing traditional instruments, carrying chariots of various deities around the town, offering prayers and throwing vermilion powder over each other to mark the Nepalese New Year and the beginning of the spring season in the country.

Here are some colorful images from the festival:

Nepal Celebrates The New Year

Nepal Celebrates The New Year

The head of a sacrificed chicken is seen on an offering plate.
Nepal Celebrates The New Year

Nepal Celebrates The New Year

Nepal Celebrates The New Year

Nepal Celebrates The New Year

Nepal Celebrates The New Year

Nepal Celebrates The New Year

Nepal Celebrates The New Year

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