Highlights of Custom and People of Nepal:
- Nepalese Custom are based on religious values which is more inclined towards peace
- People of Nepal are welcoming and always ready to help
- Nepal is formed of diverse group of people from different ethnicities and culture
- Nepal is rich in art , literature, music and dance derived from various ethnical communities
- Unity in diversity is the most attractive aspect of Nepalese and their Custom.
People and Custom appear to be different in different parts of the world in the light of the surrounding and the type of the society they are a part of. Different surroundings create different characteristics of people whether it be physical, emotional or social and so is the case with People and Custom of Nepal. Nepalese people also have their unique features which separate them from the rest of the world. People of Nepal come from different ethnical, cultural and traditional backgrounds but the pure identity of being a Nepali unites them to the core. The majority in the country happen to be the followers of Hinduism whereas other religious group with a wider reach of followers include Christianity, Buddhism and Islam. Similarly, great importance is given to social norms and traditions. The refraining of killing cows is a part of the Nepal Custom as cow is considered as the country’s national animal as well as something worshipped as a goddess.
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A little more diving into Nepalese and their Custom:
Nepal Population believes in peace and unity which is the reason why Nepalese are living well-adjusted with each other despite the differences in beliefs and way of life. Nepalese Custom and People are the core of its society and its uniqueness. In case of marriages, the society inclines more towards arranged marriages whereas it may differ according to the different types of communities. Other kinds of marriages prevailing in the Nepalese Society as a part of its custom are “VaagiBibaha” where the bride runs away with the groom, Court Marriage, Love Marriage, Ashur Marriage and many others. Although many types of marriages are recognized by Nepalese customs, only a few are given validity by Nepal’s constitution. Likewise, the biggest highlight of Nepalese Custom would be its unique dresses contributing in the protection of cultural norms. The most common representation of such cultural dress would be “DhaakaTopi” and “Daura-Suruwal” for men and for women, it would be “Gunyo Choli”. However, you will get to see the variation in dresses which will highlight you to one’s belongingness towards a certain Nepalese community and culture. Similar to that, Nepalese are highly fond of folk songs and you will be hearing a lot of them if you choose to travel in local buses. The pure folk songs are truly the representation of Nepal’s musical beauty which is different from any other. Nepalese Culture beautifully shines through its music, arts, language, literatures, food and many other aspects. “Dal-Bhat” is the core of our strength as it remains the permanent food item which we intake on a daily basis and usually prefer the use of hands to enjoy its taste to the fullest.
Likely to that, we refrain from wearing shoes inside respected places which includes even our home as well as other holy places like temples. “Namaste” is our most common way of greeting and welcoming people and is usually instigated by the juniors to the elders as a form of respect. Most customs of Nepal are led and guided by religious norms which are highly respected. Though Nepal is a secular country, with its majority of population being Hindu, you will be seeing mostly the followers of Hindu Customs and traditions. But if you look closely, you will be able to identify the beauty of other groups of people with their own unique ethnic customs leading their life with their own values laid down by their ancestors in the form of tradition.
A little inward look on Nepalese and their Custom: The people of Nepal have more depth in their existence than it appears:
People of Nepal are referred to as “Nepalese” as a whole but even within us lies variation of histories, languages, art forms, dances, culture, religions, deities, beliefs, festivals and other many things. If one has to study the variations among the people on these basis, the unity of Nepalese would come as a shock to them but that has to be pure sense of respect to other’s values and norms that unites them so well together.
One Single kind of Custom wouldn’t be enough to represent them:
Nepalese carry Customs from their ancestors as a form of tradition and since they are a group of people belonging to different ethnicities and culture, they derive their custom from them.
Women are regarded as a “goddess” of the family:
It is regarded as a sin to hit women even as a mistake and to compensate when it happens, one is made to worship her foot and ask for forgiveness as women as regarded as goddess in the Nepalese family and their happiness is believed to bring prosperity.
Even Guests are treated as Gods:
Nepalese purely believe that the guest even in the form of stranger is the arrival of god on their doorstep and thus, they act carefully in order to not make them sad or make them leave empty stomach.
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