In association with
Logo Logo Logo

Covid-19 adversely impacts Siruwa festival

JHAPA: The Siruwa festival observed by the indigenous communities especially from Jhapa, Morang and Sunsari districts has been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic this year too.
The festival is marked with New Year, playing water, mud and colour. It is the second time the annual festival is adversely impacted by the coronavirus. It is the traditional culture here. The Rajbansi and Tajpuriya ethnic communities play with water on Baisakh 1, with mud on Baisakh 2 and with colour on Baisakh 3. Central member of the Rajbansi Society Development Committee, Phulmati Rajbansi informed that they had to observe the festival by staying indoors and maintaining safety protocol.
“We could not be as happy as the previous celebrations. There were no gatherings. Siruwa is the biggest festival of Rajbansi people- like Dashain of Hindu people,” she added. The festival is observed wishing happiness and purging of rage among the people.

Comment here !
Related News

LALITPUR:- The chariot of Rato Machindranath has been pulled on Wednesday, The chariot of Rato Machindranath, also worshipped as the

By JULHAS ALAM, DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — India’s surge in coronavirus cases is having a dangerous effect on neighboring Bangladesh. Health

By MARIAM FAM: A few years ago, Mariam Yehia, her mom and a friend started a Ramadan tradition — they bought

By NICOLE WINFIELD, ROME (AP) — The Vatican secretary of state has intervened personally to shed light on one of the