The Land of Festivals
A devotee holds a traditional lamp during the procession of Layaku Bhaila festival at Madyapur Thimi in Nepal on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
A woman offer prayers during Layaku Bhaila festival at Madyapur Thimi in Nepal on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
Masked dancers perform the tantric Bhairab dance during Layaku Bhaila festival at Madyapur Thimi in Nepal on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
A masked man on a motorcycle takes part in a parade during Ropai festival to commemorate the departed at Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, August 17, 2019. 
People wearing a mask and different attires take part in a parade during Ropai festival to commemorate the departed at Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, August 17, 2019. 
A person wearing a mask takes part in a parade during Ropai festival to commemorate the departed at Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, August 17, 2019. 
People take part in Matya festival, the festival of lights to make offerings to Lord Buddha in Lalitpur, Nepal on Saturday, August 17, 2019. 
Masked dancers known as Ajimas take part in a traditional procession during Payo Jatra festival at Handigaun in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, August 17, 2019. 
A masked dancer known as Bhairav takes part in a traditional procession during Payo Jatra festival at Handigaun in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, August 17, 2019. 
Masked dancers known as Ajimas take part in a traditional procession during Payo Jatra festival at Handigaun in Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, August 17, 2019. 
Revelers take part in the pride parade of LGBTI community in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, August 16, 2019. 
Revelers take part in the pride parade of LGBTI community in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, August 16, 2019. 
A girl is offered milk during a procession to celebrate Gai Jatra festival or the Cow Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, August 16, 2019. People commemorate the festival to wish peace for their deceased family members from preceding years. 
Boys participate on a procession to celebrate Gai Jatra festival or the Cow Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, August 16, 2019. People commemorate the festival to wish peace for their deceased family members from preceding years.
A boy is carried on a procession to celebrate Gai Jatra festival or the Cow Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, August 16, 2019. People commemorate the festival to wish peace for their deceased family members from preceding years. 
Nepalese young Hindu priests perform traditional rituals during Janai Purnima the Sacred Thread festival inside Pashupathinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday, August 15, 2019. It is believed that tying the sacred thread rids skin diseases.
Nepalese young Hindu priests perform traditional rituals during Janai Purnima the Sacred Thread festival inside Pashupathinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday, August 15, 2019. It is believed that tying the sacred thread rids skin diseases.
Nepalese young Hindu priests perform traditional rituals during Janai Purnima the Sacred Thread festival inside Pashupathinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday, August 15, 2019. It is believed that tying the sacred thread rids skin diseases.
Nepalese young Hindu priests take a bath after performing traditional rituals during Janai Purnima the Sacred Thread festival inside Pashupathinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday, August 15, 2019. It is believed that tying the sacred thread rids skin diseases.
Nepalese young Hindu priests perform traditional rituals during Janai Purnima the Sacred Thread festival inside Pashupathinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday, August 15, 2019. It is believed that tying the sacred thread rids skin diseases.
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Festival series taken this week in Nepal.
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