Nepal is a landlocked country with India in the southern, eastern, western sides and China in northern sides. Nepal has a great variation in languages (70 spoken), religions, ethnic groups (more than 61), geographic structures, occupation, culture and traditions.
The country has many ever flowing rivers, thick tropical jungles, greatest mountain ranges and different climatic conditions. Owing to its diversity, we find a special eco-system here. Various species of animals, rare in the world such as the one horned, rhino are also found here. Nepal has an astonishing collection of sightseeing and adventurous opportunities. The country is home to different kinds of butterflies & of birds also.
Nepal has a rich culture, tradition and numerous festivals. Different kinds of festivals are celebrated through out the year, based on the customs & beliefs in a particular area. The country is 1, 47,181sq. km in area and the capital city is Kathmandu. According census of 2001, the population of Nepal was calculated at 2, 31,51,423.
Agriculture is the primary economic backbone of Nepal. Farming is the occupation of more than 70% people in Nepal. Nepal has four major seasons, namely:
Some Traditions of Nepal:
Wedding Ceremony in Nepal:
Traditional Wedding: Wedding customs in Nepal vary according to ethnic groups and castes. Especially country like Nepal, have different kinds of wedding ceremonies because we have varities of caste and creeds. Weddings in the metropolitans have parades or car for the weddings processions; full fledged band instruments such as trumpets and trombones, ferry lights all over the house which is naturally more expense. These weddings are completely different from the traditional remote village weddings. They are very simple for very rich in culture.
Wedding in Nepal is a multi day event, which may engross an entire village. In its essence, it reveals the very strong social and communal values of the Nepali people.Few things in Nepali culture take precedence over a wedding and most people treat the time as the opportunity of a lifetime and a time to hold back and celebrate with varities of foods, fun and dancing.
Weddings generally take place in tender age in Nepal. It is normal for boys and girls to be married during their teens but in few cases in very young ages. The wedding procedure usually begins with an arrangement of a boy and a girl with comparable backgrounds; often with the help of a priest who are well known as match makers. The meeting takes place between the parents of the two families. In an arranged marriage, it is the parents who choose their children's partners but the childrens are commonly given the voice to accept or decline the match. There are instances where the couples donot see eachother for the first time until the ceremony begins. In love marriage, it is the boy and the girl who choose arranged marriage that predominates.