Father's Day or Gokarna Aunsi in Nepal
Father's Day or Gokarna Aunsi in Nepal is held on September 14. Date for 2023. This event in the second decade of the month September is annual. Help us
In Nepal, Father's Day celebration is part of Gokarna Aunsi day. It is commonly known as Buwaako mukh herne din or 'the day for looking at father's face'. Celebrated on the new moon day, people honour the deceased fathers and go to temples. It is observed by both Hindus and Buddhists, mostly in north-western regions of the country.
The Nepalese Hindus as well as the Newars in Nepal honors fathers on the day of Kushe aunsi, which occurs in late August or early September, depending on the year, since it depends on the lunar calendar. According to Hindu calendar, the festival falls on the new moon day of Bhadra month. It is also known as Gokarna Aunsi or Pitri Tirpani Aunsi.
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