Only a few peoples of the world celebrate so many festivals as the Nepalese, hardly a day goes by that is not celebrated somewhere. More than 50 religious festivals take place 130 days a year, which sometimes even overlap. Hinduism knows more than 200 million gods and goddesses, at least the most famous of whom are celebrated. They form a mixture of religious ritual and colorful fairground humor.
The festivals are based on the Bikram Sambat calendar (B.S.), which is aimed at the moon and therefore moves the dates from year to year. The calendar was named after King Bikramaditya Samvat. It is 56.7 years old, based on the Lunisolar Calendar. According to this calendar, the first day of the year is mid-April and our year 2000 is written here with 2057.