The journey to the landlocked country of Nepal won't fail you as it would give you satisfaction to its breathtaking sight of the famous Mount Everest and Himalayas. You would see the mountain almost kissing the sky, considering it as pleasant to the eyes as you would stare at such spectacular scene. You would not just experience the natural landscape that Nepal has but also the World Heritage Sites as it has its own title when it comes to densest World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu is the capital city of the country. There are several languages that you might encounter, too, but the official language is Nepalis. Nepal might be a little country surrounded by large countries such as China and India in South Asia, but its culture is still intact, which made the country have its distinctive, unique culture. The Legal System follows English common law and Hindu legal concepts.
1. The Ancient Religion Lives in NepalOne of the things that Nepal maintained and received from their ancestors is Hinduism, one of the oldest religions in the world. Although Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and other religion are present, Hinduism stands out. However, despite the differences when it comes to religious beliefs, Nepal maintained peace and unity from diversity. Nepali Hindus worship their ancient gods, the Vedic gods, Bramha the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Shiva the Destroyer as the Supreme Hindu Trinity. You would notice where the people get their faith and maintain a non-violence policy as respect and a follower of ancient religions. They may follow various religions, but harmony is still evident across.
2. The Unique and Interesting CustomsIf you have plans to visit the country, you might be surprised and find some of their customs interesting. Be aware that they practice a lot of traditional beliefs in the country, and that is what makes Nepal enthralling. For instance, traditional marriage is somewhat arranged by the parents when their son or daughter comes of age. When you visit a house or temple, it is advisable to remove your shoes as the sole of it may impose stains and might pollute the inside, and it is because they believe that removing shoes means cleanliness. Be aware that when you eat or give offers, use your right hand to do so because only the right hand is considered to be pure.
3. The Buoyant Celebrations in NepalThe diverse population of Nepal unites through their different vibrant festivals that are being celebrated every month. High-spirited people participate with the extravagant celebration, and you wouldn't miss the fun if you join them with optimism. Some of the famous festivals of the country are Fagupurnima, Deepawali, and Buddha Jayanti, and Lhosar. You would feel the energetic vibe of Fagupurnima as the surroundings would be filled with vibrant colors because the participants would throw colors and waters at each other. It is wonderfully celebrated during March on a full moon day in the Terai regions of Nepal. The lights of the country will keep you up and enlighten you with the Deepawali, known as having a good relationship with each other. There are still a lot of festivals, and it would be best to encounter some of them when you visit the country.
4. The Crowd's FavoritesFor the satisfaction of your stomach, you must try their appetizing foods. The most popular among Nepali is Dal Bhat, a food that most describes the country in Asia as it is rice-based. It is usually prepared with tomatoes, chili, onions, vegetables, and meat or chicken. It has nutritious content that will surely make you fall in love with the place. If you are looking for snacks, you might want to try Sel Roti, a rice flour bread which is deep-fried to make it crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, having its delight.
5. The Warmth of Nepali PeopleThe diverse population of Nepal didn't make them different from each other when it comes to hospitality. A core value of the country. They always offer food for the guests and you are not advised to help with cleaning the dishes. The welcoming presence of the people wouldn't make you feel so foreign despite language barriers. They have an exciting way of greeting each other, it is by pressing one's palms together in front of the chest and saying namaste, meaning "I greet the god within you" so you might as well greet them and say namaste. However, you would still observe the hand-shaking way of greeting, especially in the city areas.
6. About the Sacred CowsThe cows cannot be butchered in the country as it is the animal that is considered to be sacred. With the presence of Hinduism, it is prohibited to kill the cow. Cows are treated with respect. The community is responsible for feeding the cows. You would notice that lots of cows are roaming around the country, especially to its capital city, Kathmandu. The cow is considered to be like Goddess Lakshimi of Hindu, so they worship it. These sacred cows can be observed in every country which is following Hinduism, including India, their neighboring country.