Indigenous Newa festival Sakima Phunhi : Same Photos

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Rajesh Didiya, Bhaktapur . Today marks the indigenous Newa festival called Sakima Phunhi or Halimali Punhi, celebrated annually on the first full moon day of October or November in the Nepalese calendar.

Join the festivities by enjoying boiled yam, crafting intricate figure designs with fried grains known as Nasa, and relishing boiled yam and sweet potato at home.

Grains and ingredients not only play a culinary role but also become the elements of art, adding to the festival’s cultural richness.

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