Yesterday was Navavarsha, the Nepali New Year's Day.
The Nepalese follow their own calendar system, known as the Bikram Era or Bikram Sambat and based on the lunar and solar calendars. The actual day in their calendar is 1st of Baisakh (a month that straddles April and May). Unlike Gregorian months, the lengths of Nepali months are not predetermined, and change from year to year, varying from 29 days to 32 days. (Thanks, Google.)
So off we went to Patan's Durbar Square, to hang around and see what the locals do. Namely: sit around in the sun, drink, carry around some portable shrines and generally be mellow.
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Robert Cervera Amblar
Sculpture, installation, writing.