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Nepal Day Parade 2024 in New York City

May 20, 2024
Nepal Day Parade

A vibrant celebration of Nepali culture filled the streets of Manhattan, New York City, on Sunday. People from all walks of Nepali life, representing various castes and regions, donned their distinctive attire, transforming the city into a tapestry of Nepali heritage.

The sounds of Nepal resonated throughout the day, with traditional music like Panche Baja, Bhajan, Deuda, Sorathi, Maithili, Sherpa, and Tamang Cello filling the air. This annual event, the Nepal Day Parade, showcased the rich diversity of Nepali arts, culture, and traditions.

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Nepal Day Parade
Nepal Day Parade in New York

Nepali and Nepali Americans alike participated in the parade, along with representatives from various organizations displaying colorful banners. The parade was a collaborative effort organized by the Non-Resident Nepali Association’s New York chapter, working alongside local Nepali organizations. It has become a cherished tradition since its inception in 2016, following the celebration of Nepal’s Republic Day.

Adding to the prestige of the event were high-profile attendees like New York City Mayor Eric Adams, US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and New York State MP Steven Raga. Their presence highlighted the growing recognition of Nepal’s cultural significance.

The parade route was a spectacle of vibrant Nepali costumes, flags, and banners. Participants, many traveling from neighboring states like New Jersey and Connecticut, danced and played instruments, creating a festive atmosphere that truly brought Nepal to Manhattan.

Official representatives from Nepal also graced the occasion. Bishnu Adhikari, Consul General of the Nepali Consulate General in New York, Gokul Shrestha, Tourism Promoter from the Government of Nepal, and Deputy Consul Sangeeta Neupane were all present. The parade was led by Hemant Malla as chairman, with Temba Sherpa serving as convener.

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