Bhaktapur Night on Nov 2

BHAKTAPUR: Bhaktapur Tourism Development Committee will hold the ninth Bhaktapur Night on November 2 on the occasion of Saaki-Manna Punhi — a festival to commemorate harvesting season on the first full moon of November.

There will be images of gods and goddesses made from cereals and sweets at major shrines in as thanksgiving. The objective of the fair is to preserve historic cultural dances and music and promote night tourism activities. Major attractions be Devi dance, Asta Matrika dance and more by cultural troupes from Bhaktapur and Madhyapur Thimi. Food will be on the spot with live courts.

Food has to be purrchased but the cultural programme is free. The programme is jointly supported by the Bhaktapur DDC, municipality, Madhyapur Thimi municipality, Bhaktapur Chambers of Commerce and Industries and is promoted by Nepal Tourism Board.