Merry Christmas from Nepal! 🇳🇵
Embrace the Spiritual Side:
- Attend Christmas Eve Mass: Immerse yourself in the spirit of Christmas by attending a midnight mass at a local church. The hymns, prayers, and candlelit atmosphere create a truly special experience.
- Visit Bethlehem: If you’re in Kathmandu, visit the Bethlehem Christian Society compound. They have a nativity scene and host Christmas celebrations open to everyone.
- Spread Goodwill: Volunteering at a local shelter or orphanage is a beautiful way to share the spirit of Christmas and bring joy to others.
- Decorate and Light Up: Decorate your home, even with simple materials like paper snowflakes and tinsel. Don’t forget the traditional diyas and candles!
- Christmas Market Adventure: Head to the Christmas markets in Kathmandu or Pokhara for festive shopping, local crafts, and delicious street food.
- Sing Carols: Gather your friends and family for an evening of Christmas carols, Nepali or international! You can even carol in your neighborhood if you’re feeling extra cheerful.
- Christmas Feast with a Nepali Twist: Enjoy a traditional Christmas feast with a Nepali touch. Think roast chicken or turkey with momos, sel roti, and chutneys. Don’t forget the gundruk!
- Sweet Treats: Bake some Christmas cookies or try your hand at Nepali desserts like sel roti or Juju dhau.
- Warm Beverages: Stay cozy with traditional Nepali milk tea or a cup of hot chocolate with Nepali spices.
Beyond the Celebrations:
- Explore the Outdoors: Christmas falls during Nepal’s winter, making it a perfect time for a trek or other outdoor activities. Enjoy the crisp mountain air and stunning scenery.
- Cultural Activities: Immerse yourself in Nepali culture by attending a dance performance, visiting a museum, or taking a cooking class.
- Connect with Community: Christmas is a time for giving back. Participate in a local community event or donate to a worthy cause.
- Safety First: Keep safety in mind during any activities, especially while trekking or exploring unfamiliar areas.
- Respect the Culture: Be mindful of local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious sites.
- Embrace the Moment: Don’t get caught up in the hustle and bustle. Take time to relax, enjoy the company of loved ones, and create lasting memories.
By embracing the unique spirit of Christmas in Nepal, you can create a joyful and meaningful holiday experience that will stay with you long after the decorations are put away.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Nepal!