Atwari festival is being celebrated by the Tharu people today.

Atwari is considered to be the second biggest festival of the Tharu Community after Maghi.

Brothers fast throughout the day wishing for the long lives of their sisters on this day.

Tharus in Dang, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Banke, and Bardiya celebrate this festival with much fanfare.

On the occasion, Sudurpaschim provincial government has declared a public holiday in Kailali and Kanchanpur.

However, other local levels in multiple districts with significant Tharu population have also declared public holiday today.