‘Indigenous Cultural and Business Festival-2080’ to be held from Mar 22-31

Coinciding with the “Visit Bharatpur Year-2024”, the District Coordination Council of the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities, Chitwan, is organizing the “Indigenous Cultural and Business Festival-2080” at the banks of the Narayani River.

The festival, scheduled from March 22 to 31, will be held for the first time, as announced by Mahendra Dura, President of NEFIN Chitwan. It aims to showcase the culture and ethnic identity of the indigenous community.

More than 200 commercial exhibition halls will be set up along the banks of the Narayani River during the festival. It is expected that around 200,000 people will attend the event.

Chitwan is home to a total of 17 indigenous communities, including Tharu, Chepang, Tamang, Gurung, Magar, Newar, Kumal, Darai, Dura, Thakali, Hyolmo, Rai, Limbu, and Bhujel. Each ethnic group will present their traditional costumes and cultural practices.

Dura also mentioned that the festival aims to promote and market various products manufactured in the district. There will be promotion and sale of local products, including agricultural, herbal, and mineral products, throughout the event.

The Bharatpur Municipal Corporation is supporting this festival.