Nepali Association of NWA to Celebrate Nepali New Year
Nepali Association of Northwest Arkansas invites students and faculty to attend a celebration of the Nepali New Year 2073 at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at 4 p.m. at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 224 N. East Ave. in Fayetteville.
The Vikrama Samvat is said to have been founded by the legendary king Vikramaditya and the Rana rulers of Nepal made it their official calendar. The calendar is 56.7 years ahead of the solar Gregorian calendar. Nepal has more than 60 ethnic groups with their own unique culture and languages. In another words Nepal is a live example of unity in diversity. There are nine different New Years celebrated by the different ethnic groups.
All of these New Years are celebrated with the same excitement and enthusiasms. However, Baishakh 1st (around mid of April) is considered to be the national New Year and the country’s official calendar starts on this day.
source : University of Arkansas