Bhoto Jatra around the world in 2024

Bhoto Jatra around the world in 2024
Bhoto Jatra literally means "Vest Festival." Image by Nirmal Dulal
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  Dates of Bhoto Jatra around the world
2023 NepalMay 25
Kathmandu Valley Thu, May 25Regional Holiday
2019 NepalJun 9
Kathmandu Valley Sun, Jun 9Regional Holiday

Dedicated to a vest said to belong to a the Hindu god of good harvests and rainfall

This festival revolves around the display of a black jewel decorated vest (Bhoto) said to have been owned by Rato Machhindranath, the Hindu deity who is worshipped as the god of good harvest and rainfall.

The display of the vest takes place at the end of the month-long chariot pulling festival of Rato Machindranath Jatra, marking the start of the rainy season. 

The legendary vest will be exhibited at Jawalakhel of Lalitpur each year during the festival. 

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