Bhoto Jatra in Nepal in 2024

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