Tihar is a Hindu festival celebrated every year during spring season. It is one of the largest and brightest festivals for Hindu devotees. This festival has spiritual significance, in that it celebrates the victory of light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance.
A part-time UNM faculty member at the Department of Economics, Dr. Doleswar Bhandari is from Nepal. Bhandari and his wife hosted the Tihar program at his house on Friday.
Nepalese students at UNM performed cultural dances and sang various Nepalese folk songs along with Deusi Rey, which is a traditional song performed during Tihar. At the end of these songs, Bhandari’s wife served Nepalese foods and gave money to the performers, which are also traditional acts.