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Gai Jatra: Festival of life and death

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Saparu, the unique Newari festival of satire, death and rebirth is being celebrated today in the Kathmandu Valley. The festival is also known as Gai Jatra in Nepali. On this day, people dress up as cows and ascetics to commemorate family members who have died in the past year.

Photos: Bikram Rai

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